Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by JohnnyQ » 01 Jan 2020 05:29

The production of euro notes is sent for tender every year. Not all Central Banks print notes but they still require them so they purchase them from banknote producers. These may or may not be Central Banks. €100 and €200 notes absolutely circulate here. The Central Bank of Ireland purchases them from producers. That is why you see bricks of unc notes here from various printing works.

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by Mac » 01 Jan 2020 23:51

I have come across both the 100 and 200 Europa series notes in ordinary circulation in Ireland (ie, issued from a bank), I did not record which issuing countries they were.

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by DOC » 04 Jan 2020 17:19

Thanks Mac and JohnnyQ for the confirmation that the 100 and 200 euro Europa Series notes reside within the Irish Banking System. I have not come across them myself in general change or dispensed from ATM’s. Attached is an example of a 200 Europa Series note printed in Italy.
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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by leonard » 24 Jan 2020 18:37

Are printage figures available for the first series of Irish Euro notes (Series 2002) either official figures or estimate figures based on observations?

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by DOC » 26 Jan 2020 11:16

There is some useful information on banknote production in the annual reports of the Central Bank of Ireland. The 2001 Report is probably the most interesting.

https://www.centralbank.ie/publication/ ... al-reports

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by JohnnyQ » 27 Jan 2020 22:04

As per the annual report there was a big jump in the circulation of £50 notes in 2001. A lot of ATMs were converted to use the fifty pound in 2001. However we almost never saw a full block of uncirculated £50s as 50k was more than the limit that the cash in transit companies could deliver in one box so they were split up before delivery and because after the central bank flushed the first large batch into circulation they only circulated for less than twelve months and so didn’t wear out and need replacing. Also I remember when the euro was frontloaded we recd a huge amount of €5, €10 and €20 notes. Almost all of which we remitted back to the central bank as we never used them.

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Re: Irish Euro Notes - Europa Series

Post by Mac » 28 Jan 2020 09:51

Sounds like a lot of wastage of £50 notes occurred towards the end of the issue. I’d bet that a significant chunk of them were destroyed unissued.

I remember the Irish T 5 Euro notes reappearing in quantity in UNC a few years after 2001, after having been 'used up' in UNC for long enough for the note to have acquired a numismatic value of €10 - €15 each!

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