There is over €347.4 million worth of old Irish banknotes and coins missing!

Great news for collectors! Over €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins are missing!

Yes, you read that correctly. A massive €347,404,127 worth of old Irish banknotes and coins have yet to be handed in to the Central Bank of Ireland since the introduction of the Euro on 1st January 2002 – 18 years since the Euro Changeover! To be absolutely precise, that’s: €224,389,631.19 in old Irish bank notes…

A Munster & Leinster Bank, Five Pounds (ploughman) note, dated 9th March 1939, signed by J. Brennan & A.E. Hosford. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: Five Pounds, Munster & Leinster Bank Ploughman Note, Type 2 (J. Brennan & A.E. Hosford)

Date: 1938-1939 Description: A Munster & Leinster Bank, Five Pound (ploughman) note, dated 9th March 1939, signed by J. Brennan & A.E. Hosford. 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: 03MK 064364 Known…

A Munster & Leinster Bank, Five Pounds (ploughman) note, dated 6th May 1929, signed by J. Brennan & J.L. Gubbins. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: 1929-1933 Description: A Munster & Leinster Bank, Five Pound (ploughman) note, dated 10th June 1929 and signed by J. Brennan & J.L. Cubbins. 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: 01MK 098418…

1933 Hibernian Bank Ltd, Five Pounds Ploughman note, dated 15th March 1933, 02HK 018086, signed by J. Brennan & H.J. Campbell. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: Five Pound, Hibernian Bank Ploughman Note, Type 1 (J. Brennan & H.J. Campbell)

Date: 1929-1939 Description: An Hibernian Bank Limited, Five Pounds, dated 10th June 1929, signed by J. Brennan & H.J. Campbell. 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: 02HK 018086 Known Dates: 7 6-MAY-1929…

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

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

Date: 1939 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…

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.

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

Date: 1929-1931 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…

Currency Commission Irish Free State, One Pound, Type 1b (Fractional prefix), dated 7th June 1932, S/N: 14T 055703. Signed by: Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Modern Irish Banknotes: Currency Commission of the Irish Free State – Five Pounds (Type 2a – In-line prefix)

Date: 1932-37 Description: Currency Commission Irish Free State, One Pound, Type 1b (In-line prefix), dated 7th June 1932, S/N: 14T 055703. Signed by: Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. Designer: John Harrison, Chief Portrait Engraver of Waterlow and Sons Ltd, London Engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, on Portal’s paper, in London Size: 92mm…