1826 Hibernian Bank One Pound Token, proof, undated. The OLd Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: c. 1826 Hibernian Bank – One Pound Token, Proof, Type 1

Date: c. 1826 Description: 1827 Hibernian Bank One Pound (Proof) Token, Type 1 (no ‘promissory’ text). No date No serial number A rare early paper note Obverse: Design comprises two vignettes, one to the left of Hibernia seated with a harp and the other (on the right) of the Three Graces. Denomination in words ‘ONE…

1826 Hibernian Bank Twenty Pounds Token, proof, undated. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: c. 1826 Hibernian Bank – Twenty Pounds Token, Type 1

Date: c. 1826 Description: 1827 Hibernian Bank Twenty Pounds Token, Type 1 (no ‘promissory’ text). No date No serial number This is the largest known denomination for these tokens An extremely rare early paper note Obverse: Design comprises two vignettes, one to the left of Hibernia seated with a harp and the other (on the…

1826 Hibernian Bank One Pound Token, Type 1, dated 10th July 1826 . The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: 1826 Hibernian Bank – One Pound Token, Type 1

Date: 1826 Description: 1827 Hibernian Bank One Pound Token, Type 1 (no ‘promissory’ text). Manually dated ’10 July 1826′ and numbered ’50’. Countersigned front and back Cancelled with ink ‘x’ over clerk and cashier’s signatures A rare early paper note Obverse: Design comprises two vignettes, one to the left of Hibernia seated with a harp…

1827 Hibernian Bank Thirty Shillings Token, 1 February 1827. No. 3554. Countersigned front and back, cancelled with ink 'x' over clerk and cashier's signatures, rare. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: 1827 Hibernian Bank – Thirty Shillings Token, Type 1

Date: 1827 Description: 1827 Hibernian Bank Thirty Shillings Token, Type 1 (no ‘promissory’ text). Manually dated ‘1 February 1827’ and numbered ‘3554’. Countersigned front and back Cancelled with ink ‘x’ over clerk and cashier’s signatures A rare early paper note Obverse: Design comprises two vignettes, one to the left of Hibernia seated with a harp…

£100 ploughman, Bank of Ireland, One Hundred Pounds, specimen 1978 obverse. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Brien Banknote Price Guide 2016: Ploughman £20, £50 and £100 notes (Specimens, Colour Trials & Proofs)

Withdrawal from Circulation: According to Central Bank of Ireland records, all £20, £50 and £100 ‘ploughman’ notes were successfully withdrawn from circulation, i.e. there are no ‘circulating’ examples left for collectors to collect. That said, the remaining £1, £5 and £10 ‘ploughman’ notes aren’t exactly common nowadays either – as per table below: Estimated Number…

Promissory Note: Six Guineas (or, Six Pounds, Sixteen Shillings & Sixpence) - Watson's Bank, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: Six Guineas The Clonmel Bank (Watson’s Bank), c. 1800

The Clonmel Bank Watson’s Bank was located on Johnston Street, in Clonmel and was founded by Solomon Watson in 1800, along with two of his brothers (John Watson and William Watson) as partners. The Watson’s were a well known Quaker family in Clonmel and their bank went through 3 partnership changes before ceasing operation in…

18__ Killarney, Ross Island Mine, Three Guineas, 18–, uniface proof on paper. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

O’Brien Banknote Guide: Ross Island Mine (Killarney) 1804-c.1819

Introduction: The history of mining at Ross Island in Killarney, Co Kerry, can be traced back to the Bronze Age, where several ancient metal finds from Killarney point to a significant Early Bronze Age settlement in the area. The Bronze Age Workings: The Bronze Age work camp at Ross Island provides an insight into daily…