Errors on Irish Banknotes

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Errors on Irish Banknotes

Post by Mac » 14 Aug 2016 18:00

Printing errors are an interesting side effect of banknote production. Some error notes manage to escape into circulation.
Irish error notes are relatively rare, especially older issues. Collecting errors tends to be a niche end of note collecting and Irish error notes tend to be undervalued in terms of their relative rarity. Some error notes can be quite spectacular.

Here are a few Irish error notes.

Bank of Ireland £5 1943 missing print error. The red printing layer is completely missing from both sides of this banknote.
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Bank of Ireland Five Pounds 1943 missing print error, with a normally printed note below for comparison.
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Re: Errors on Irish Bankotes

Post by DOC » 15 Jan 2017 20:03

Here is a National Bank £10 note from 1942 which may be a similar type of error with the pink print layer completely missing. I attach a 'normal' note for comparison.

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Re: Errors on Irish Bankotes

Post by Mac » 17 Jan 2017 18:19

Wow! There is quite a striking difference.
The serial number on the possible error note is normal, suggesting that the note has not been tampered with.

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Post by ThePloughman » 04 Jul 2017 01:20

Looks like the yellow is too strong on the top note, and the pink is just totally faded. Could it be just a badly enhanced scan?

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Re: Errors on Irish Banknotes

Post by Mac » 09 Nov 2017 16:46

Here is one of the more spectacular B Series errors, a £1 note missing one of the layers of print.
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Post by ThePloughman » 12 Nov 2017 22:36

These missing print errors on the celtic series I like. i have a £1 similar to that, and a twenty with some printing missing from the back. Has a similar error been seen on £5 or £10?

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Re: Errors on Irish Banknotes

Post by Mac » 26 Nov 2017 14:06

I have not yet seen this type of missing print error on £5, £10, or £50 denominations.
There are a fair few £20 notes with partial reverse print missing, and £1 notes with partial face print missing recorded so far.

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Post by Series B notes » 28 Nov 2017 00:07

Can you please post a picture of a 5 pound print error? I can't find a picture of one on the Internet.

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Re: Errors on Irish Banknotes

Post by The Governor » 21 Dec 2017 09:03

Here is a Series B £5 print error.
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