1820 £1 Alexanders Bank, Dublin (21 March 1820) no 4674

O’Brien Banknote Guide: A Brief Timeline of Irish Banking Failures in the 18th & 19th C

Banking is a risky business. The recent financial crisis of 2007/08 is still fresh in the minds of the Irish public but there is almost three centuries of banking failures in Ireland – some were unfortunate, while others were fraudulent. And like nowadays, some got away with their crimes, while others went bankrupt and some…

To ‘slab’ or not to slab: that is the question !

Coin Slabbing: A Definition: Slabbing, or to give it its full grandiose definition… “Slabbed coins, in coin-collecting terminology, refers to coins sealed in clear plastic containers bearing the opinions of professionals working at a coin-grading service relating to authenticity and condition.“ Please note, this does not include: Any professional opinion re how ‘rare’ the coin…