Early Irish Banknotes: Killarney, William Murphy (One British Shilling)


The Old Currency Exchange is Ireland's leading dealer in old coins, tokens and banknotes for discerning collectors.

The Killarney Bank

This ‘bank’ does not appear to have ever been registered and, if the stories about are anything to go by, its lack of official registration is easily explained. The bank was run by one William Murphy – a saddler in the town of Killarney – and his notes were used as small change within the town and its environs.

Promissory Note

One British Shilling

1797 Killarney, William Murphy, One British Shilling, 7 March 1797, signed by William Murphy

Killarney, William Murphy, One British Shilling, 7 March 1797, signed by William Murphy

  • The Killarney Bank (Proprietor: William Murphy)
    • Occupation: Saddler
  • One British Shilling, dated 7th March 1797
    • Signed by William Murphy
    • 145 x 30mm
    • A few tiny holes, otherwise Fine (F)

Although the note states ‘I will give a Guinea Bank Note for Twenty one of these’, contemporary reports suggest this would have been most unlikely in practise.

See: O’Brien Banknote Guide: The Killarney Bank (William Murphy)

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s