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

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

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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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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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Here is an interesting £5 colour trial from about 1937.
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It's the wrong color! That color is not used on any of the issued notes, I think.

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

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Here is a new addition for the Irishpapermoney gallery of National Bank £1 notes. First Series National Bank notes are scarce and seldom offered for sale.
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Thanks for that one Doc — nice to fill in the rarer notes occasionally!

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Added two additional notes to the National Bank date listings.
This leaves two £1 notes of Series E (1929–1934) to be found, and completes the listing for Series F (1937–1964).

National Bank Five Pounds 1 October 1934
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National Bank One Pound 1 Feb 1937
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