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 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…

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Circulation: According to Central Bank of Ireland records, all £20, £50 and £100 ‘ploughman’ notes were successfully withdrawn from circulation, i.e. there are no ‘circulating’ examples left for collectors to collect.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

1833 £1 Gibbons & Williams, Dublin, S/N 378, dated 1st July 1833 and signed by H.T. Hutchins. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: One Pound (Gibbons & Williams’ Bank) 1833

Gibbons & Williams Bank: Gibbons & Williams was one of the last private banks to be founded in Ireland. Founded in 1833, it spectacularly collapsed in 1835 when the senior partner, Hutchins Thomas Williams, was found to have been embezzling client funds. James Gibbons had parted company with him in 1833 and wasn’t involved in…

One Pound Sterling, The Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan's Bank), signed by James Loughnan. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland

Early Irish Banknotes: One Pound Stg., The Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan’s Bank)

The Kilkenny Bank / Loughnan’s Bank: The Kilkenny Bank was first registered in 23rd September 1800, by Connel Loughnan and John Helsham. There was three sets of notes issued: Type 1 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Connel Loughnan and John Helsham) Type 2 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Michael Brennan and James Loughnan) Type 3 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (James…

1929 £10 Consolidated Banks - Provincial Bank of Ireland (front) Unc

O’Brien Rare Banknote Review: Ploughman Notes (Provincial Bank of Ireland)

Introduction The Provincial Bank of Ireland was established in 1825, pioneered branch banking in Ireland. The terms, rights and privileges of the Bank of Ireland allowed it to effectively strangle the development of banking in Ireland until the Irish Banking Crisis that followed the post-Napoleonic War Depression. The Bank of Ireland effectively held a monopoly…