Irish Banknote Guide: Ten Pounds, Munster & Leinster Bank Ploughman Note, Type 1 (J. Brennan & J.L. Cubbins)

Date: 1929-1931

1929 Munster & Leinster Bank Ltd, Ten Pounds, 6 May 1929, 01MT 032766, Brennan-Gubbins signatures. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

A Munster & Leinster Bank, Ten Pounds (ploughman) note, dated 6th May 1929, signed by J. Brennan & J.L. Gubbins


A Munster & Leinster Bank Limited, Ten Pounds, dated 6th May 1929, signed by J. Brennan & J.L. Cubbins.

  • Size: 191mm x 108mm
  • 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: 01MT 032766
    • Known Dates: 3
    • 6-MAY-1929
    • 2-OCT-1931, 5-DEC-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:
    • Blue, with a green & mauve background

Reverse Design:

  • Central Design:
    • The Currency Commission Building, Dublin
  • Colour:
    • Blue, with a green background


  • Ireland


  • Modern Irish Banknotes
    • Munster & Leinster Bank Limited
      • Consolidated Banks Issue
      • Ploughman Note
        •  Ten Pounds
          • Type 1


Further Reading:

Books & Catalogues (Irish Banknotes & Paper Money)





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