Issued Fifty Pound notes

Banknote issues preceding the Irish Government issues. Joint Stock Banks. Private Banks.
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Issued Fifty Pound notes

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There are very few issued £50 notes known from the pre-partition era.

Northern Bank £20, £50, and £100 notes from the 1914-1918 era which were overprinted for use in Northern Ireland post 6 May 1929 are well-known, and most varieties are readily available.

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Nothern Bank Fifty Pounds 1914 with 1929 overprint.
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By contrast, here is one of the rarest of Irish notes!

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Bank of Ireland 50 Pounds 1908
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Equally rare, a Belfast Banking company General Issue £50 note.
It's in nice condition too.

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Belfast Banking Company 50 Pounds 1917
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Here are two more megga rare Bank of Ireland £50 notes, from well before the multi-branch General Issue era.

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Bank of Ireland 50 Pounds 1827

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Bank of Ireland 50 Pounds 1831

More early Bank of Ireland notes are on the main website.
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Fifty pounds was a huge sum of money in the era of the old banknotes and it is unlikely that any issued, non-cancelled notes would have been retained except by accident. However, examples of early £50 notes are available to collectors in the form of cancelled or specimen notes.

Here is an example of a Provincial Bank, Limerick Branch, specimen note from the 1830’s with portrait of William IV.
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