National Bank 1929–1964 (merged with Bank of Ireland)

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National Bank 1929–1964 (merged with Bank of Ireland)

Post by The Governor » 02 Dec 2017 13:33

The National Bank's first Northern Ireland issue was an entirely new design.

Four denominations were printed. All are rare. £20 is very rare, with only three examples confirmed at the last count.

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Re: National Bank 1929–1964 (merged with Bank of Ireland)

Post by The Governor » 02 Dec 2017 13:41

The National Bank produced a new design second Northern Ireland issue in 1937 which continued in use until the bank was taken over by Bank of Ireland in 1966.

Of these, the £20 note is quite scarce. The other denominations are scarce in high grade.

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Post by DOC » 26 Sep 2018 21:00

Here is an interesting £5 colour trial from about 1937.
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Re: National Bank 1929–1964 (merged with Bank of Ireland)

Post by ThePloughman » 26 Sep 2018 22:41

It's the wrong color! That color is not used on any of the issued notes, I think.

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Post by DOC » 29 Sep 2018 10:37

Yes, this colour was not adopted on any of the issued notes. I have not seen colour trials for any of the other denominations but it is possible that some were printed.

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Post by DOC » 25 May 2019 12:46

Here is a scan of a rare £20 National Bank specimen note from 1937 that I recently came across. Specimens of the other denominations probably exist.
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Re: National Bank 1929–1964 (merged with Bank of Ireland)

Post by ThePloughman » 27 May 2019 01:02

I have only ever seen the 5 Pounder 1964 as a specimen, this 20 is a real nice find.

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