Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

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An interesting and collectable example of this rare note !
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Three dates are known for £20 notes with the David McGowan signature, 1st January 2003, 1st March 2005 and 22nd February 2007. Standard issue, specimen and replacement notes are known. Examples of the standard issue and replacement notes are attached.
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One date is known for Bank of Ireland £50 notes with the signature R.Keenan, namely, 5th April 2004. Examples of the specimen, standard issue and replacement notes are shown.
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One date is known for Bank of Ireland £100 notes with the McGowan signature, namely, 1st March 2005. Specimen and standard issue notes are known and illustrated. Curiously, no replacement notes have been observed.

The McGowan £100 notes are the most recent £100 notes issued by Bank of Ireland and likely to be the last paper issue of this denomination. Should £100 notes be issued in future, they are likely to be polymer notes.
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Here is an example of the last date of issue for the Queen’s University Series, a 22nd February 2007 £20 note. A nice feature is that this is also a number 1 note.
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In 2008, Bank of Ireland introduced a new series of notes to mark the 400th anniversary of the granting of a license to distil whiskey to the area around Bushmills in 1608. The reverse of the £5, £10 & £20 notes now feature the Bushmills Distillery and all notes are dated, 20th April 2008. The first prefix is BD (for Bushmills Distillery) even though this was used on the previous series.

The £5 note bears the signature of David McGowan, Chief Executive U.K.

Standard issue, replacement and specimen notes are available to collectors. Examples of the standard issue and replacement £5 notes are attached.
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The first Bushmills £10 notes also have the date, 20th April 2008, and start with prefix BD. The £10 notes have the signature of S. Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive Northern Ireland.

Standard issue, replacement and specimen notes are known. Replacement notes are scarce and seldom seen. An example of a standard issue note is shown, front and back.
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The first Bushmills £20 notes also have the date, 20th April 2008, and start with prefix BD. The £20 notes have the signature of S. Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive Northern Ireland.

Standard issue, replacement and specimen notes are known. An example of a standard issue note and a replacement note, front and back, are shown.
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Bank of Ireland introduced a second Bushmills Series in 2013 with enhanced security features and modified colours. A Bushmills £50 denomination was also introduced for the first time. All notes of the 2013 Series are signed by Stephen Matchett, Chief Financial officer, and are dated 1st January 2013.

Examples of the £5 standard issue note and the £5 replacement note (front and back) are attached. Specimen notes are also known for this series.
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Bank of Ireland also issued £10 notes as part of the second Bushmills Series in 2013. Here are examples of the £10 standard issue note (front and back) and the £10 replacement note.
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Bank of Ireland 10 Pounds 1st Jan. 2013 Matchett.jpg
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Bank of Ireland also issued £20 notes as part of the second Bushmills Series in 2013. Here are examples of the £20 standard issue note (front and back) and the £20 replacement note.
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Bank of Ireland 20 Pounds 1st Jan. 2013 Matchett.jpg
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The above replacement note looks like it has black serial numbers - a reduced colour scan I presume, and not a 'mulberry'!

When I get round to it, I will be adding a new Bank of Ireland section to the web site with all of these notes included.
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Mac, that scan does suggest Mulberry serials on the replacement note. It is possible as some interesting print errors have been observed for this note. However, I attach a scan of a different note which appears to have standard red serial numbers.
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Bank of Ireland issued Bushmills £50 notes in 2013 as part of the second Bushmills Series. Standard issue, replacement and specimen notes are known. Here are examples of the £50 standard issue note and the £50 replacement note (front & back).
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Bank of Ireland issued its last paper money notes in 2017. Only one denomination was issued, a £10 Bushmills note with the signature of Thomas McAreavey. Standard issue and replacement notes are known. The replacement note is surprisingly scarce for a modern note.
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I will be adding a new section on these to the main website in the near(ish) future. The Bank of Ireland section needs lots of updating.

The notes in this thread will be very useful in that!
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Here is an image of a Bank of Ireland £20 replacement note from 1997 with the McGinn signature. This has only recently become available.
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I have worked out - in a few later cases with the bank's help - the prefix and serial number ranges of all the post 1992 notes. Replacements will still appear in PMI 2.0 on a firm sighting basis only.
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callahiljo wrote: 21 Nov 2021 20:58 I have worked out - in a few later cases with the bank's help - the prefix and serial number ranges of all the post 1992 notes. Replacements will still appear in PMI 2.0 on a firm sighting basis only.
Congratulations on the publication of Paper Money of Ireland 2nd Edition. This is a most impressive tome and great to see many new findings emerge since the publication of the 1st Edition in 2009.
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The undated series which circulated from 1967 to 1992 is often collected by prefix letter. There are a number of split prefixes between different varieties and in PMI 2nd ed. we set out as precisely as we could where these splits took place. One of the largest gaps was between the O'Neill £5 without the word STERLING (BA 111) and then with it, for notes after 1983 when the fixed Punt/Pound exchange rate came to an end.

Attached are scans of notes narrowing the gap between the serial ranges quoted in PMI2 - inevitably these only came to light too late for the book but they narrow the gap quite a bit.
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