1827 Hibernian Bank Three Pounds Token, Type 2 (Promise to Pay within six months).
- Manually dated ‘ 1829’ and numbered ‘x’.
- Cancelled with ink ‘x’ over clerk and cashier’s signatures
- A rare early paper note
- Design comprises two vignettes, one to the left of Hibernia seated with a harp and the other (on the right) of the Three Graces.
- Denomination in words ‘THREE POUNDS’ at the centre, and bottom left
- The words ‘Promise to pay the bearer | after six months | THREE POUNDS British, below
- The word ‘THREE’ also appears on top left and top right
- Note: there is no reference to token, i.e. this is a promissory note.
- Below the upper border, the name ‘HIBERNIAN JOINT STOCK COMPANY’ is used.
- The bank’s location ‘DUBLIN’ appears below.
- Engraved and printed by Perkins & Heath, London
- Blank (Uniface)
- Despite being a new bank with substantial backing, the Chancellor of the Exchequer refused to grant the Hibernian Bank permission to issue its own banknotes.
- Registered as The Hibernian Joint Stock and Annuity Company, it opened in June 1825, with a massive 1,063 shareholders, many of them London based
- It was founded by a group of Dublin businessmen in response to anti-Catholic discrimination by Bank of Ireland. Daniel O’Connell was a vociferous supporter in the House of Commons
- It later changed its name to The Hibernian Bank.
- This would have impeded their progress considerably, so they improvised and issued tokens instead. These Hibernian-issued tokens, although legal, were withdrawn following opposition by Bank of Ireland.
- Early Irish Banknotes
- Joint-Stock Banks
- Hibernian Bank
- Three Pounds
- Type 2 (Post Bill)
- Three Pounds
Books & Catalogues (Irish Banknotes & Paper Money)
- Irish Banknotes, Irish Paper Money 1783-2005
- Martin MacDevitt, Meath Ireland (2005)
- Paper Money of Ireland – the definitive guide to Irish banknotes
- Bob Blake & Jonathan Callaway (West, 2009)
- Irish Banknotes – Irish Government Paper Money From 1928
- Martin MacDevitt (1999)
- Consolidated Banknotes of Ireland
- Derek Young (1974)
- Legal Tender Banknotes
- Derek Young (1972)