Early Irish Banknotes: Five Pounds Stg., The Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan’s Bank) 1818


Early Irish Banknotes - an illustrated catalogue of private banks, joint-stock banks and tradesmens' notes. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

The Kilkenny Bank / Loughnan’s Bank:

The Kilkenny Bank was first registered in 23rd September 1800, by Connel Loughnan and John Helsham. There was three sets of notes issued:

  • Type 1 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Connel Loughnan and John Helsham)
  • Type 2 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Michael Brennan and James Loughnan)
  • Type 3 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (James Loughnan)

This note belongs to the third issue, i.e. when James Loughnan was sole proprietor and less than a year before a run on the bank forced its closure and made Loughnan bankrupt.

Kilkenny Bank Notes:

Five pounds (Sterling) promissory note on behalf of the Kilkenny Bank, signed by James Loughnan (sole proprietor) and dated 11th November 1818. A well circulated note with appropriate signs of wear and good circulation.

1818 Kilkenny Bank, Five Pounds Sterling, dated 11 November 1818, for James Loughnan, signed by him. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

1818 Kilkenny Bank, Five Pounds Sterling, dated 11 November 1818, for James Loughnan, signed by him

  • The Kilkenny Bank (Proprietor: James Loughnan)
    • Occupation: Banker
  • Five Pounds Sterling, dated 11th November 1818
    • Signed by James Loughnan
    • Serial number: 381
  • Printed in black on white paper
    • Uniface
    • A bit crinkled on either side, plus pinholes and couple of other small holes, endorsements mostly on back
    • Otherwise, Fine (F)

 

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