Ploughman £1 Notes - First and Last Prefix

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Ploughman £1 Notes - First and Last Prefix

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Collectors often aspire to obtain first and last prefix notes for particular note issues. For the Ploughman £1 notes, it is difficult to obtain first prefixes for the eight issuing banks while in many cases the last prefixes were never released.

The first prefix for Bank of Ireland £1 ploughman notes, 01BA, is particularly difficult to obtain. I have seen a few with 02BA prefix including this nice example which recently appeared at auction but not an 01BA prefix.
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Re: Ploughman £1 Notes - First and Last Prefix

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I have seen very few 01BA prefix notes. Just three recorded in the Ploughman Scan Survey!

It would be a bit of a challenge to collect the 01 prefix of all the banks, I think!
As far as I recall, I do have an 01HA.
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01HA prefix £1 notes are rare. The attached note would bring the total count then to just two.
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Here is mine:
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There are four recorded in the Ploughman scan Survey, including these two.
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Presumably including this one.
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Yep, that one is included!
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Thanks for sharing those images of interesting first prefix, first date notes. The Northern Bank £1 dated 6.5.29 is particularly rare as the number of notes issued was low and the 01OA prefix extended to the second date.

Here is an example of a first date 01 MA prefix for the Munster & Leinster Bank. I have seen a few examples in low grade but not many examples are available in nice grade.
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6-5-29 is quite a scarce date for the Munster & Leinster Bank, difficult to come across.
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Here's another one, now on eBay. Grotty but 01PA
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Interesting to see a scarce 01PA prefix note turn up on ebay !

Here is a first prefix note issued by The National Bank. It is interesting to see the number 1 note from this bank illustrated on the Irishpapermoney site.

https://www.irishpapermoney.com/ireland ... 00001.html
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Here is a Royal Bank of Ireland first prefix £1 note.
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Here is an example of an Ulster Bank Ploughman £1 dated 6-5-29 with the 01UA prefix. The red serial numbers bottom right appear to be much darker in tone than those top left.
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Another tough date to get for the Ulster Bank.
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