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Pre-1953 Twenty pound notes • Brennan, McElligott signatures

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Pre-1953 Twenty pound notes • Brennan, McElligott signatures

Post#1 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:04 pm

The £20 notes were always my favourite denomination, especially the older ones.

1945 is a very rare year for the £20 note, with only three dates.
I've only ever seen this one:

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Ireland, Twenty Pounds 1945.

Has anyone seen any of the other 1945 dates?

On irishpapermoney.com the list of recorded dates is growing, slowly. The £1 notes were completed a couple of years ago, but the other denominations have gaps. The goal is to have an image of every date.

If anyone has any of the missing notes, could they post a scan here on the forum, or send a scan to: lists AT irishpapermoney DOT com



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War code 20

Post#2 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:17 pm

Another year which I have yet to see is a 1944 War code twenty,
I've been looking for one of those for a long time!

Several 1943 War code 20 Pound notes have turned up over the years.

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1943 Irish Twenty Pound note. War code Twenty.



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10.9.28 • Brennan, McElligott signatures

Post#3 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:42 pm

The original Currency Commission Twenty Pound note also bore the signatures of Brennan and Mc Elligott. There was only one date, 10.9.28 for this Type note.

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Lavery 1928 Twenty Pound note.



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Re: Pre-1953 Twenty pound notes • Brennan, McElligott signatures

Post#4 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:38 pm

1946 £20. Prefix 02X. Although not as rare as 1945, 1946-1948 £20 notes are still tough notes to obtain in any grade.

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Lavery Twenty Pounds 1946.

In the date listings of Lavery £20 notes there are still many gaps in 1947 and 1948, though I've recorded most of the 1946 dates—just lucky there!



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Re: Pre-1953 Twenty pound notes • Brennan, McElligott signatures

Post#5 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:35 am

1947 £20 note. This is one of the better examples I have seen.
Older pre-1950 Twenty Pound notes are difficult to find without some kind of graffiti on them!

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Re: Pre-1953 Twenty pound notes • Brennan, McElligott signatures

Post#6 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:27 am

Here's the nicest Lavery 1948 Twenty Pound note I have seen.

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There are a reasonable number of 1948 £20 notes out there, though the same dates keep turning up! Haven't added a date in several years.
Still a scarce note though.



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Re: Pre-1953 Twenty pound notes • Brennan, McElligott signatures

Post#7 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:51 pm

Here is a nice 1949 Irish 20 Pound note, an unused gVF.
From 1949 onwards the printage figures increased, the notes also tend to be obtainable in better grades, and there are more of them out there. Still a scarce note, in that they are not readily available.

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£20 Lady Lavery 1949.



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Re: Pre-1953 Twenty pound notes • Brennan, McElligott signatures

Post#8 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:54 pm

And while we're at it, here's a 1950 £20.

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1950 Twenty Pound note.



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Re: Pre-1953 Twenty pound notes • Brennan, McElligott signatures

Post#9 » Sat May 28, 2016 11:09 pm

A 1944 £20 note finally turned up recently. Quite a presentable note too.

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Central Bank Twenty Pound Note 1944



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Re: Pre-1953 Twenty pound notes • Brennan, McElligott signatures

Post#10 » Fri May 05, 2017 8:43 pm

This 1951 £20 turned up recently on ebay.
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Re: Pre-1953 Twenty pound notes • Brennan, McElligott signatures

Post#11 » Sun May 07, 2017 1:46 am

Hey i saw that one on eBay.
he wanted a crazy price for it, wasn’t up for negotiation either.



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