Roche's Cork Bank

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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Roche's Cork Bank

Post by ThePloughman » 16 Dec 2016 01:48

Roche's Bank note 1 pound and 5 shillings from 1817.

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Post by DOC » 18 Dec 2016 20:46

The notes of this Bank are attractively designed. Here is an unissued 1.5 Guinea note from the early 1800's.
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Post by ThePloughman » 19 Dec 2016 02:40

That is a nice note, and in good grade too.
Another wierd denomination. I guess usage determined what denominations were printed.

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Re: Roche's Cork Bank note

Post by David Peters1954 » 23 Jun 2017 16:24

I have a Cork Bank £1 note from 1834 (Leslie's) any idea of value or rarity ?

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Post by Mac » 23 Jun 2017 22:44

Post a picture of it, and we'll see.

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Re: Roche's Cork Bank note

Post by ThePloughman » 04 Jul 2017 01:29

Kind of odd they'd change the design so completely. Maybe they had problems with forgeries.
Two nicely designed notes tho.

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Post by ThePloughman » 03 Dec 2017 00:24

Cork Bank One Guinea note.

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Post by ThePloughman » 28 Apr 2018 14:56

A Cork Bank 30 Shillings from 1820.

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Post by DOC » 29 Apr 2018 20:28

Here is a £1 dated 1st Feb.1818.
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Post by ThePloughman » 02 May 2018 17:08

I found a pic of an issued 1 Guinea and half note, I think the date on it is 1814.

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Post by DOC » 04 May 2018 20:37

Here is a 9 Shillings note dated 1800 from this partnership. A nice design with the the partners initials top left and bottom left.
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Post by DOC » 12 Oct 2018 21:19

Here is a scarce issued example of a 3 Guineas note from this partnership, dated 1st Dec.1818.
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Post by Mac » 13 Oct 2018 18:00

that's a very attractive banknote, and another odd denomination — 3 Guineas!

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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Post by ThePloughman » 14 Oct 2018 00:00

The viginette on the two bills above are quite different from the others posted.
I guess that shows 3 basic designs for the bank.

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Post by DOC » 14 Oct 2018 20:50

Well spotted. It looks like that are 3 basic designs for the vignettes. The fortresses and ship appears to be missing from the right side of the 1 Guinea notes. However, I do not have a detailed enough scan of a 1 Guinea note to prove this beyond doubt. If anyone has an example of this note, it would be interesting to see the detail of the vignette.

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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Post by DOC » 28 Dec 2018 11:14

Here is a 4 Guinea issued note, dated 24th July 1818 and signed by lead partner, Stephen Roche. This is the highest denomination that I have seen for this bank.
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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Post by ThePloughman » 29 Dec 2018 03:52

Nice denomination. I've not seen one before. Supposed to be a £5 note also.

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Re: Roche's Cork Bank

Post by DOC » 30 Dec 2018 11:24

Yes, PMI mentions a £5 note, so someone may be able to provide a picture :). It seems likely that a 5 Guinea denomination would also have been issued.

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