Early Irish Banknotes: 1918 Bank of Ireland (Thirteenth Issue), Type 2 – Ten Pounds – signed: W.H. Baskin


Early Irish Banknotes (Bank of Ireland, not the Central Bank of Ireland). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Date: 23rd November 1918

1918 Bank of Ireland Ten Pounds, 23 November 1918, U40 91398, 66 branches in 5 lines, signature of W.H. Baskin

Bank of Ireland Ten Pounds, dated 23 November 1918, 66 branches in 5 lines

Description:

When the 13th issue of Bank of Ireland banknotes were first issued in 1908, there were 65 branches in the network, incl. seven new branches :-

  • 1903: Athlone, Ballymena and Fermoy
  • 1904: Coleraine, Tuam and Dunmanway
  • 1907: Belturbet

Between 1908 and 1918, the number of branches went up to sixty-six:-

  • 1911: Trim
  • 1913: Dunmanway closed
  • 1917: Cookstown (not listed on notes) and Newtownards (added in 1915?)
    • £20 notes dated 1915 with Newtownards listed have been recorded
  • 1917: Dunmanway re-opened (but the name did not re-appear on the notes)

The last release of notes included some 66 branches

The note illustrated is a 1913 Bank of Ireland (Thirteenth Issue), Ten Pounds, dated 23 November 1918, S/N: U40 91398, with the signature of W.H. Baskin.

Obverse:

  • Hibernia and Medusa heads
  • 66 Branches listed in 5 lines of Roman script, in red ink
    • This is a Type 2 note, i.e. Newtownards is listed
  • Printed signature of William Haughton Baskin

Branches: 66

  1. Arklow
  2. Armagh
  3. Athlone (opened in 1903)
  4. Bagnalstown
  5. Ballybay
  6. Ballina
  7. Ballinasloe
  8. Ballinrobe
  9. Ballymena (opened in 1903)
  10. Banagher
  11. Bandon
  12. Belfast
  13. Belturbet (opened in 1907)
  14. Boyle
  15. Callan
  16. Carlow
  17. Castlebar
  18. Castleblayney
  19. Cavan
  20. Charleville
  21. Clonakilty
  22. Clones
  23. Clonmel
  24. Coleraine (opened in 1904)
  25. Cookstown (opened in 1917 but never listed on ’13th Issue’ banknotes)
  26. Cork
  27. Drogheda
  28. Dundalk
  29. Dunmanway (opened in 1904)
    1. Closed in 1913 (name dropped from list)
    2. Re-opened in 1917 (name does not re-appear on list)
  30. Ennis
  31. Enniscorthy
  32. Fermoy (opened in 1903)
  33. Galway
  34. Gorey
  35. Kilbeggan
  36. Kilkenny
  37. Limerick
  38. Listowel
  39. Londonderry (Derry)
  40. Longford
  41. Mallow
  42. Maryborough (Port Laoise)
  43. Midleton
  44. Mitchelstown
  45. Mountbellew
  46. Mountmellick
  47. Mullingar
  48. Navan
  49. New Ross
  50. Newry
  51. Newtownards
  52. Omagh
  53. Portadown
  54. Queenstown (Cobh)
  55. Roscommon
  56. Roscrea
  57. Skibbereen
  58. Sligo
  59. Thurles
  60. Tipperary
  61. Tralee
  62. Trim (opened in 1911)
  63. Tuam (opened in 1904)
  64. Tullamore
  65. Waterford
  66. Westport
  67. Wexford
  68. Youghal

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Early Irish Banknotes
    • Bank of Ireland
      • Thirteenth Issue (1908-1919)
        • Ten Pounds

 


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