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Series A 1784 > Series B 1791 > Series C 1815 > Series D 1838 > Series E 1864 > Series F 1918 > Series G 1920 > Series H 1922


The Bank of Ireland
Series A 1783



First Issue, payable to individuals



Series A. 1783-1784, Individual Issues


Banknotes payable to individuals. Banknote size varies by denomination. Uniface.
Two denominational groups were used, banknotes denominated in Pounds and those denominated in Guineas (1 Guinea = 21 Shillings). Banknote designs were similar to those issued by the Bank of England at the time. All notes were hand dated.


Two Types by design known


Type A. First Issue, 1783. Designed and printed by Portals in England. Banknotes denominated in Pounds.
There are no known surviving examples of these banknotes.
Type B. Second Issue, 1784. Altered design printed in Ireland by William Wilson and part printed by the Bank itself. Banknotes denominated in Pounds and banknotes denominated in Guineas.

Type B1. Pounds Irish Denominations: £10, £15, £20, £25, £30, £40, £50, £60, £70, £80, £90, £100, £200, £300, £400, £500
Type B2. British Guinea Denominations: 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100
The equivalent in Irish currency was also stated using a rate os 13 Irish to 12 British.


No surviving banknotes are known of Series A.





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