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Gibbons & Williams. Dublin • 1833–1835

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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Gibbons & Williams. Dublin • 1833–1835

Post#1 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:09 pm

Gibbons & Williams issued 30 Shilling, £1, £3, £5, and £10 notes. Their notes were among the more attractive of the period, also being printed on both sides. 30 Shilling £1and £3 notes were payable in Dublin only, with £5 and £10 notes being payable in London also.

The bank failed in 1835.

Denominations: 30/-, £1, £3, £5, £10.
As far as I know, there are no denominations higher than £10 known.

The printed area on all the notes was the same. 200mm x 105mm.



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Re: Gibbons & Williams. Dublin 1833–1835

Post#2 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:22 pm

A Gibbons & Williams £5 note 1833.
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Gibbons & Williams £5, dated 1 September 1833.



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Post#3 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:30 pm

Interesting to see that two variants of the £1 note are known. Photos attached.

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Post#4 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:45 pm

The Gibbons & Williams £10 note is one that isn't seen too often.
This one is cut-cancelled, but carefully reassembled for collectors.

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Gibbons & williams £10, 1 july 1833



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Post#5 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:55 am

Thirty Shilling notes & Three Pound notes were both among the most common denominations issued by Irish banks up to 1844, when 30 shilling notes were prohibited. £3 notes continued to be issued up to 1915.

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Gibbons & Williams Thirty Shillings 1833

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Gibbons & Williams Three Pounds 1833



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Re: Gibbons & Williams. Dublin • 1833–1835

Post#6 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:36 pm

Here is the second type of 30 Shilling note for this bank.

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Post#7 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:32 pm

I like the notes of this bank. It will be the first Private Bank to get its own page in the main web site!



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Re: Gibbons & Williams. Dublin • 1833–1835

Post#8 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:07 pm

Are there 2 different designs for the 3 pound and 5 pound notes?



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Post#9 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:34 pm

Good question. It is entirely possible that there are two types of £3 and £5 note. The Type 1 £1 and 30 Shilling notes are dated 1st July 1833. If there are £3 and £5 notes of this date, they may have a design different to that of the later dates. It would be interesting to see if anyone has a £3 or £5 dated 1st July 1833 so we could check this out.



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Post#10 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:45 pm

We'll have to have a look through the past sales of notes for a £3 and £5 dated 1 July 1833 and see. There have been a few of these notes turning up in sales. I have a scan of another £5 notes, must haul it out and see what date it is...

EDIT: Found it!
Here is a £5 note dated 1st July 1833. A definite pattern in emerging here, but only in the dates used. this £5 note is the same design as the one above, with the later date of 1st Sept 1833.

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Gibbons & Williams 5 Pounds 1 July 1833



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Post#11 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:27 pm

Interesting to see that the 1st July 1833 £5 note has a similar design to the later dates. This strongly suggests that there is only one type for the £5 notes. Given the low issue numbers for the £10 notes, there is most likely only one type for the £10 notes also (No.99 is the highest number I have seen, see attached). However, it would still be interesting to see a £3 note dated 1st July 1833 to confirm if there is just one type for this denomination also.

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Re: Gibbons & Williams. Dublin • 1833–1835

Post#12 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:09 am

Had another look at the £5 notes. There appears to be a difference between the note dated 1st July 1833 and the later dates. The 'Five Pounds' centre and top right is hollow for the early date but shaded for the later dates.



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Re: Gibbons & Williams. Dublin • 1833–1835

Post#13 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:01 pm

Yes, you're right. That's definitely a difference between the 2 fivers.
So the tenners probably have a difference too, if a later date is seen.
I guess the £3 notes will be different as well.



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Post#14 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:11 pm

That £10 note above, No.99, is the highest number I have seen for the tenners.

Below is a scan of £3 note number 5485, 4th Dec 1834, which seems to me to be the same design as the 1 sept 1833 notes.

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Gibbons & williams Three Pounds 4th Dec 1834.



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Re: Gibbons & Williams. Dublin • 1833–1835

Post#15 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:49 am

Not looking good for ther 3 pounders then!



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Post#16 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:13 pm

Probably not, given the date on the note above.



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Re: Gibbons & Williams. Dublin • 1833–1835

Post#17 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:23 pm

I am still hopeful that there is a second £3 note type :) It would be interesting to see a £3 note dated 1st July 1833. The earliest date I have seen so far is 1st Sept. 1833. A second £10 type is possible if a date later than 1st July 1833 was issued.



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Re: Gibbons & Williams. Dublin • 1833–1835

Post#18 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:43 am

Maybe there's a 3 pound proof of an earlier design out there somewhere. It kinda fits that there would be 2 types for it too.



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Re: Gibbons & Williams. Dublin • 1833–1835

Post#19 » Sat May 06, 2017 4:58 pm

Here is an interesting Gibbons & Williams fiver.
It appears to have 'Johnstown' written across the signature panel—I have no idea what meaning that could have.
This is also the highest serial number I have seen for the £5 denomination.

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