Irish Banknote Guide: Five Pound, Bank of Ireland Ploughman Note, Type 2 (J. Brennan & H.J. Johnston)


Date: 1939

1939 Bank of Ireland, Five Pounds, dated 14th September 1939, 03BK 006503, signed by Brennan & Johnston. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

1939 Bank of Ireland, Five Pounds, dated 14th September 1939, signed by Brennan & Johnston.

Description:

A Bank of Ireland, Five Pounds, dated 14th September 1939, signed by J. Brennan & H.J. Johnston.

  • 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: 03BK 006503
    • Known Dates:
    • 14-SEP-1939

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 2

 


Further Reading:

Books & Catalogues (Irish Banknotes & Paper Money)

 

 

 

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