1806 Callan Bank (Michael Hearn) One shilling & one penny - Unissued facsimile

Early Irish Banknotes: Callan Bank (One Shilling & One Penny) 1806

The Hearn family were important merchants in Callan in the early 19th C and one Michael Hearn registered his new bank on 24th August, 1801. He traded as The Callan Bank traded from 1801-7. At one time had 15,825 notes of values at under three guineas in circulation   Additional Reading: Michal Hearn A Callan…

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Ireland, Henry VIII (1509-47), Groat, first harp issue, with Katherine Howard (1540), 1.96g, m.m. crown, crowned coat-of-arms, rev. crowned harp between royal cypher h k (S.6474)

Irish Coin Daily: Groat of Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn, First Harp Issue (1534-35)

Date: c. 1534-35 Description: Ireland, Henry VIII (1509-47), Groat, first harp issue, with Anne Boleyn (1534-5), 2.30g, m.m. crown, crowned coat-of-arms, rev. crowned harp between royal cypher h a (S.6472) Pleasing dark tone Obverse weak in places, the reverse better Good Fine (GF) Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman House of Tudor Henry VIII Anne Boleyn Hammered…

Henry VIII (1509-47), Groat, first harp issue, with Katherine Howard (1540), 1.96g, m.m. crown, crowned coat-of-arms, rev. crowned harp between royal cypher h k (S.6474), good fine

Irish Coin Daily: Groat of Henry VIII & Katherine Howard, First Harp Issue (1540)

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Coat of Arms: The Dublin Goldsmiths' Guild was 16th in order of precedence of the Dublin guilds when it was re-incorporated in 1637.

17th C Irish Banknotes

Early Irish Proto-Banknotes The origins of Irish banking can be traced back as far as the 17th C in Dublin where the Dublin Guild of Goldsmiths (now the only surviving medieval guild in Dublin) issued receipts for deposits of coins. Initially the currency notes took the form of receipts issued by goldsmiths, coin exchangers and…