1929 Bank of Ireland, One Pound, dated 10th June 1929, S/N:13BA 046879, signed by J. Brennan & J.A. Gargan. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: 1929-1938 Description: A Bank of Ireland, One Pound, dated 10th June 1929, signed by J. Brennan & J.A. Gargan. Size: 151mm x 84mm 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: 13BA 046879 Known Dates: 14 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…

Currency Commission Irish Free State, One Pound; dated 2 January 1936, S/N: 97J 091224, Brennan-McElligott signatures. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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

Date: 1930-37 Description: Currency Commission Irish Free State, One Pound, Type 1b (Fractional prefix), dated 2 January 1936, S/N: 97J 091224. 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: 84mm…

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…

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…

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…