Irish Banknote Guide: Five Pound, Bank of Ireland Ploughman Note, Type 1 (J. Brennan & J.A. Gargan)


Date: 1929-1931

1929 Bank of Ireland, Five Pounds, dated 6th May 1929, 01BK 083087, signed by J. Brennan & J.A. Gargan. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

1929 Bank of Ireland, Five Pounds, dated 6th May 1929, signed by J. Brennan & J.A. Gargan.

Description:

A Bank of Ireland, Five Pound, dated 10th June 1929, signed by J. Brennan & J.A. Gargan.

  • Size: 165mm x 92mm
  • Watermarks:
    • A 5-stringed harp at the top left
    • A CBN monogram at the bottom left
    • A shamrock at the bottom right
  • Designer: E. Harrison
  • S/N: 01BK 083087
    • Known Dates: 3
    • 6-MAY-1929
    • 29-JAN-1931, 8-MAY-1931

Obverse Design:

  • Central Design:
    • A Ploughman with a team of two horses, hence the common name ‘Ploughman note’ among collectors. The theme was intended to symbolise Ireland’s argricultural self-reliance.
  • Colour:
    • Brown, with a green & brown background

Reverse Design:

  • Central Design:
    • St Patrick’s Bridge, Cork
  • Colour:
    • Brown, with a mauve background

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Modern Irish Banknotes
    • Bank of Ireland
      • Consolidated Banks Issue
      • Ploughman Note
        •  Five Pounds
          • Type 1

 


Further Reading:

Books & Catalogues (Irish Banknotes & Paper Money)

 

 

 

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