Early Irish Banknotes: One Pound Stg., The Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan’s Bank)


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 (1816-1820). In 1820, there was a run on the bank. It forced its closure and made Loughnan bankrupt.

Kilkenny Bank Notes:

One pound (Sterling) promissory note: Kilkenny Bank, for James Loughnan, as sole proprietor. Issued and signed by James Loughnan, with signs of good circulation, i.e. it was used for, and/or formed part many transactions. Unusually, for an issued note, it is not dated.

One Pound Sterling, The Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan's Bank), signed by James Loughnan. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland

One Pound Sterling, The Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan’s Bank), signed by James Loughnan.

  • The Kilkenny Bank (Proprietor: James Loughnan)
    • Occupation: Banker
  • One Pound Sterling, not dated
    • Signed by James Loughnan
    • Serial number: 6609
  • Printed in black on white paper
    • Uniface
    • Crinkled on right hand side, holed centre left and well circulated
    • Otherwise, good Fine (gF)

 

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