1924 Bank of Ireland, One Pound Note (Seventeenth Issue), Type 1b. Serial Number: 15A170287 (in black). Signed by: Joseph A. Gargan, Chief Cashier. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: 1924 Bank of Ireland (Seventeenth Issue, Type 1c) One Pound note

Date: 1924 Description: A Bank of Ireland Pound note (Seventeenth Issue), Type 1b Issued on 19th March 1924 Serial Number: 15A170287 (in black) Signed by: Joseph A. Gargan, Chief Cashier Obverse: The £1 note of this 17th issue of the Bank of Ireland series features A blue-green underprint with a green oval design One panel…

£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Circulation: According to Central Bank of Ireland records, all £20, £50 and £100 ‘ploughman’ notes were successfully withdrawn from circulation, i.e. there are no ‘circulating’ examples left for collectors to collect.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…

1713 Sight Note (£28, 1s & 4d) James Swift. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: James Swift & Co (Dublin) 1721-1746

Introduction: James Swift registered his bank in Dublin in 1721 but he was operating in Dublin beforehand, probably as a Goldsmith notory or banker of some description – as can be seen by this ‘sight note’ from Sir Francis Child (a London Goldsmith and banker). Sight note, 14 May 1713, ‘At three days sight pay…

180_ Kinsale (Corporation), Threepence (for the convenience of change). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: 180(4) Kinsale Corporation (3d note)

Date: c.1804 Few people had silver or gold coins, and those who did, hoarded them and did not use them unless they really had to. Most of the smaller change in circulation was unofficial, illegal tokens. In short, there was a local currency crisis. The solution was small notes (an IOU) like the one below…