Number of Irish Pounds outstanding by series and denomination?

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Number of Irish Pounds outstanding by series and denomination?

Post by Vellakare » 23 Aug 2018 18:00

Hi

Is there any definite data on how many of the old Irish Pounds are left in circulation?

The Central Bank used to have a section detailing these in their reports, but it appears to have completely disappeared.

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Post by Mac » 23 Aug 2018 18:20

Those totals outstanding were a useful reference alright.

The only information I could find more recently in a Central Bank publication (probably their report) was a total outstanding amount in Euro of all old currency, no breakdowns by Series or denomination.

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Post by Vellakare » 15 Sep 2018 09:44

From memory, in 2002, there were 4 Million 10/- notes outstanding. 6 Million 1 Pound notes and 4 Million 5 Pound notes were never redeemed. The amount outstanding comes to 420 Million Euro.

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Post by JohnnyQ » 13 Jan 2019 13:17

I received a copy of The Central Banks quarterly bulletin from the mid 1980s to date. I have them stored and need to dig them out but the number of 10/- notes outstanding is approx 1,200,000. In the period from 1986 to the mid 90s only 1,000 10/- notes were redeemed.

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Post by JohnnyQ » 13 Jan 2019 14:23

Here is a letter I received from the central bank in 1992 confirming the amount of A series notes of each denomination outstanding just before the equivalent B series note was issued. I forgot I even had it! Hope people find it useful.
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Post by Mac » 13 Jan 2019 18:44

JohnnyQ wrote:
13 Jan 2019 13:17
In the period from 1986 to the mid 90s only 1,000 10/- notes were redeemed.
Heh, I was responsible for about £100 face value of those! I once got a bundle of mould-damaged, white paint-stained, turpentine-soaked 1952-1968 Ten Bob notes. All I could do was give them a decent cremation...

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Post by JohnnyQ » 13 Jan 2019 19:15

Haha, I’ve 100 of them as well. All 1951 to 1968. Couldn’t bring myself to send them off to be burned! 🥺
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Post by Mac » 20 Jan 2019 21:47

These are much nicer than mine were!
I miss the days of the bundles...

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