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The Transition of Irish Currency, Irish banknotes 1918–1928 - The designs of the banknotes of Ireland underwent a radical change in the first quarter of the twentieth Century, transforming old fashioned designs into a more modern currency. The banknotes circulating in Ireland simultaneously underwent two entirely different changes in the decade after the first World War. An increase in the supply of £1 notes, along with a modernisation of paper money resulting from inflation and new printing techniques, lead to smaller banknote sizes, printed on both sides. Changes in legislation governing paper money in Ireland removed the requirement to state the branch of payment on a banknote, leading to the disappearance of branch listings on notes.
Original [print] version (2017), published in Coin News as: 'The Transition of Irish Currencies, Irish banknotes 1918–1928', June 2017, p77.

The Partition of Irish Currency, Irish banknotes 1928–1930 - The Assimilation of Currencies Act (1826) fixed the value of the Irish Pound at par with that of the English Pound. The Bankers (Ireland) Act, 1845 laid the groundwork which allowed the development of a stable system of currency circulation in Ireland based on banknotes issued by six large joint stock banks with branches throughout the country. The partition of Ireland in 1921 into the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland in 1922 would lead to the end of this system and to the partition of Irish currency between two jurisdictions, and into three separate banknote issues, whilst maintaining the link with the English Pound.
Original [print] version (2017), published in Coin News as: 'The Partition of Irish Currencies, Irish banknotes 1928–1930', July 2017, p85.

Irish Three Pound Notes - A Review of the £3 Denomination Issued by the Irish Joint Stock Banks 1835–1915. The article compares the issues of £3 notes of Bank of Ireland, National Bank and Provincial Bank of Ireland, and estimates the number of notes issued for each of the banks based on observed banknotes.
Original [print] version (2018), published in Coin News as: 'Irish Three Pound Notes. A review of the £3 denomination issued by the Irish joint stock banks 1835–1915', August 2018, p72.
Original [electronic] version (2018) www.irishpapermoney.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=323 Numismatic Articles and Papers / Occasional Papers on Irish Paper Money


Contemporary Forgeries of Early Irish Banknotes, ca1800-1930 - Important surviving examples of early Irish banknote design in the absence of genuine notes. A study of the known instances of contemporary forgeries of banknotes of the Irish joint stock banks, and their usefulness in researching the earlier note issues of the banks.
Original [print] version (2021), published in two parts in Coin News as: 'Contemporary Forgeries of Early Irish Banknotes c.1800-1930', January 2021, p80; February 2021, p72.

Limerick Soviet Notes - An on-going study of the brief 'Treasury Note' issue in April 1919 during the general strike against British militarism in Limerick city which started on 14 April 1919 and lasted for two weeks.
Original [print] version (2015), published in Coin News as: 'Banknotes of the Limerick Soviet April 1919', November 2015, p76. Later print versions with revisions published in 'Irish Banknotes, Irish Paper Money 1928-2001', 2017, 2020.

Irish World War 2 Banknote Issues - Access to the Central Bank of Ireland Archives, opened to public access in 2017, has revealed a great deal of information about the background to the production of the Irish World War 2 Banknote issues. Much of the information is based on a detailed examination of the archive, in addition to an analysis of the banknotes which has been on-going since the early 1970s.
Original [print] version (2020), published in Coin News in two parts as: 'Scatter Risk and Special Markings', September 2020, p76; October 2020, p79.
Revised [electronic] version (2020) www.irishpapermoney.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=353 Numismatic Articles and Papers / Occasional Papers on Irish Paper Money.


B Series 100 Pound Note - Access to the Central Bank of Ireland Archives, which were opened to public access in 2017, has revealed the progression of the design development for a B Series £100 Note, which was cancelled shortly before production around 1986. Very little was known about the design of this banknote until the Archive data became available for study.
Original [print] version (2018), published in Coin News as: 'The Hundred Pound Note That Never Was...', December 2018, p74.


Special Sections


Areas of banknote collecting which do not fit into any single category.

Low Number Irish Banknotes A special section summarising recorded old Irish banknotes with low numbers under 000020.

Irish Joint Stock Banks of Note Issue from 1783 A brief introduction to the Joint Stock banks that issued banknotes in Ireland. There were nine Joint Stock Banks in Ireland when the country was partitioned into The Irish Free State and Northern Ireland in 1922. Six of these banks had the right to issue their own banknotes.

Irish Legal Tender Note Specimens A summary of all recorded Specimen banknotes produced by the Currency Commission and Central Bank of Ireland, 1928-2001, with links to images of the notes.

Ploughman Scan Survey (PSS) Updates on the progress of the survey of all recorded Consolidated Bank Notes, started in 1999.


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