Early Irish Banknotes: Killarney, William Murphy (Three British Shillings) 1797


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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

Three British Shillings

1797 Killarney, William Murphy, Three British Shillings, 17 March 1797, signed by William Murphy. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

1797 Killarney, William Murphy, Three British Shillings, 17 March 1797, signed by William Murphy.

  • The Killarney Bank (Proprietor: William Murphy)
    • Occupation: Saddler
  • Three British Shillings, dated 17 March 1797
    • Signed by William Murphy
    • Serial Number: 6240
      • Tears on left side and missing strip at bottom left
      • Very Good (VG)

 

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