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Provincial Bank of Ireland 1929

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The Provincial Bank of Ireland created a new design for its 1929 Northern Ireland Issue.
Four denominations were issued.


Provincial Bank of Ireland Five Pounds, 6 May 1929

Provincial Bank of Ireland £20, 6 May 1929
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Those 1929 Provincial Bank notes are scarce if not rare. I attach a scan of a £10 note.
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Here is a 6 May 1929 Provincial Bank of Ireland £1 note:
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A 1st August 1930 £1 was also issued with the Robertson signature.
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1929 Pound note number 1!
I just saw this on the spink auction web site. they want $4000-5000 for it. It is nice grade, XF.
What is it worth?
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Very nice to see the first note of a new series. Worth around £3,000, I'd say.
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Nice find, it will be interesting to see if any higher denomination examples emerge.
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Hmm, hammer was £4,600, making it over £5,000 including fees.
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Here is an example of a Provincial Bank of Ireland £5 note issued in 1929 as part of the First Northern Ireland Issue. The printed signature is that of Hume Robertson.
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That's a nice example.
All of the 6.5.29 Provincial Bank Northern Ireland notes are rare, including the £1 note!

Here is a pic of a Provincial Bank of Ireland 20 Pounds 1929.
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The notes of the First Northern Ireland Series have the denomination in solid print on the front panel. Here is an example of a £1 from the First Series, with the signature of F.S. Forde. The £1 notes of this type have a green front panel and a blue reverse.
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Here is an example of a £5 note from the First Northern Ireland Series with the signature of F.S. Forde. Only one date was issued with this signature and notes of this type are rare.
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The Provincial Bank also issued £10 notes as part of the First Series with the Forde signature. The notes are rare with one date issued in 1934, example attached.
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The Provincial Bank also issued £20 notes in 1944 with the Kennedy signature. A curious feature is the retention of the original 1929 design, so these notes are considered to be part of the First Series.
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The bank may well have had stocks of unused £20 notes remaining from the initial print run, though this would then suggest that the signature was a later addition to the printing process - have to look at some notes and see if the position of the signature varies on the note.
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Yes, I had a similar thought that the continuation of the old design was related to use of old note stocks. However, the 1943 and 1944 £20 notes with the Kennedy signature differ from the 1929 notes by having the printers imprint on the reverse. An image of a 1929 note with no printers imprint is attached for comparison.

A possible explanation for no change in design could be the desire to avoid the costs associated with a new design. There was a limited requirement for this denomination and the the next £20 notes were not issued until 1981.
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Hadn't spotted the printers imprint on the reverse!
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The Provincial Bank modified the designs for their 2nd Northern Ireland Series with modifications to the front panel and the colour of the reverse. The first £1 notes of the 2nd Series were issued in 1935 with the signature F.S. Forde. The colour of the front panel remains unchanged but the £1 is now in outline, rather than solid green. The reverse colour was changed from blue to green. An example of a £1 dated 1st Aug. 1935 is attached.
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Here is an example of a £1 note from the Second Northern Ireland Issue bearing the signature of G.A. Kennedy. This is the last date for the £1 notes of this issue.
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The first £5 notes of the 2nd Series were issued in 1935 with the signature F.S. Forde. The colour of the front panel was changed from blue to brown with the £5 now in outline. The reverse colour was changed from green to brown. An example of a £5 dated 5th Aug. 1935 is attached.
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