Belfast Banking Company 1827-1920

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Belfast Banking Company 1827-1920

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This is the earliest known surviving example of a Belfast Banking Company note in issued form. The note is payable at 36 branches (including Belfast) and signed by Chief Cashier John J. Duggan.
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I have poor photocopy images of a couple of other notes of this specific type (BB 29 in PMI), one of which has the earlier date of 1 Mar 1871.

Where the notes now reside I cannot be sure, perhaps in the Northern Bank archives. I have had the images for about 30 years and unfortunately I don't know where they came from!
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Thanks for sharing the information about an earlier issued £1 note from 1871. Perhaps someone out there has an even earlier example. The prospects though are not high given that you recorded the 1871 example some 30 years ago !
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There are few surviving examples in private hands, that I know of, dated prior to 1900.

This nice example is up in the next noonans' sale of British and Irish Banknotes in March.
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Here is an example of an early multi-branch Belfast Banking Company £1 specimen note. This note dates from about 1865 and has 26 branches including Belfast. An interesting feature is the absence of the word ‘INCORPORATED’ in the lower margin as the note predates incorporation of the bank which took place in 1865.
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