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…

Currency Commission Irish Free State, Ten Shillings, Type 1b (In-line prefix). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott, dated 20 May 1931, S/N: 84A 091901. This date is not listed by Blake & Callaway. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Modern Irish Banknotes: Currency Commission of the Irish Free State – Ten Shillings (Type 1b – In-line prefix)

Date: 1929-1937 Description: Currency Commission Irish Free State, Ten Shillings, Type 1b (In-line prefix). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott, dated 20 May 1931, S/N: 84A 091901. 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: 78mm…

Central Bank of Ireland, Ten Shillings, Type 3g (War Codes added). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. War Code = E (in purple ink) and dated 4th February 1944. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Modern Irish Banknotes: Central Bank of Ireland – Ten Shillings (Type 4d – War Codes) E

Date: 1943-1944 Description: Central Bank of Ireland, Ten Shillings, Type 4d (War Codes added). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. War Code = E (in purple ink) and dated 4th February 1944. Designer: John Harrison, Chief Portrait Engraver of Waterlow and Sons Ltd, London Engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, on Portal’s…

Currency Commission of the Irish Free State, Ten Shillings, Type 3e (War Codes added). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. War Code = M (in grey ink) and dated 5th June 1943. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Modern Irish Banknotes: Central Bank of Ireland – Ten Shillings (Type 4b – War Codes) M

Date: 1943 Description: Central Bank of Ireland, Ten Shillings, Type 3e (War Codes added). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. War Code = M (in grey ink) and dated 5th June 1943. Designer: John Harrison, Chief Portrait Engraver of Waterlow and Sons Ltd, London Engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, on Portal’s…

Central Bank of Ireland, Ten Shillings, Type 3d (War Codes added). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. War Code = L (in orange ink) and dated 2nd March 1943. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Modern Irish Banknotes: Central Bank of Ireland – Ten Shillings (Type 4a – War Codes) L

Date: 1943 Description: Central Bank of Ireland, Ten Shillings, Type 4a (War Codes added). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. War Code = L (in orange ink) and dated 2nd March 1943. Designer: John Harrison, Chief Portrait Engraver of Waterlow and Sons Ltd, London Engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, on Portal’s…

Currency Commission of the Irish Free State, Ten Shillings, Type 3b (War Codes added). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. War Code = K (in green ink). Dated 5th December 1940 - not listed by Blake & Callaway. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Modern Irish Banknotes: Currency Commission of the Irish Free State – Ten Shillings (Type 3b – War Codes) K

Date: 1940-1941 Description: A Currency Commission of the Irish Free State, Ten Shillings, Type 3b (War Codes added). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. War Code = K (in green ink). Designer: John Harrison, Chief Portrait Engraver of Waterlow and Sons Ltd, London Engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, on Portal’s paper,…

Currency Commission of the Irish Free State, Ten Shillings, Type 3c (War Codes added). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. War Code = J (in brown ink). Dated 4th June 1941 - not listed by Blake & Callaway. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Modern Irish Banknotes: Currency Commission of the Irish Free State – Ten Shillings (Type 3c – War Codes) J

Date: 1941 Description: A Currency Commission of the Irish Free State, Ten Shillings, Type 3c (War Codes added). Signed by Joseph Brennan / James J. McElligott. War Code = J (in brown ink) Designer: John Harrison, Chief Portrait Engraver of Waterlow and Sons Ltd, London Engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, on Portal’s paper,…