1821 Bank of Ireland, One Pound, 5 November 1821, contemporary forgery, stamped FORGERY twice on front.

Punishing Coin & Banknote Counterfeiters in 19th C Ireland

Counterfeiting in the 19th C The 19th C began as the 18th C had finished – with people being hanged for ‘coining’ (making counterfeit coins) and ‘uttering’ (trying to spend them), with the exception that women were no longer ‘burned at the stake’ for high treason – they were now hanged along with the men.…

1918 Bank of Ireland Ten Pounds, 23 November 1918, U40 91398, 66 branches in 5 lines, signature of W.H. Baskin

Early Irish Banknotes: 1918 Bank of Ireland (Thirteenth Issue), Type 2 – Ten Pounds – signed: W.H. Baskin

Date: 23rd November 1918 Description: When the 13th issue of Bank of Ireland banknotes were first issued in 1908, there were 65 branches in the network, incl. seven new branches :- 1903: Athlone, Ballymena and Fermoy 1904: Coleraine, Tuam and Dunmanway 1907: Belturbet Between 1908 and 1918, the number of branches went up to sixty-six:-…

1918 Bank of Ireland, Five Pounds, 11 December 1918, T28 36103, signature of W.H. Baskin

Early Irish Banknotes: 1918 Bank of Ireland (Thirteenth Issue), Type 2 – Five Pounds – signed: W.H. Baskin

Date: 11th December 1918 Description: When the 13th issue of Bank of Ireland banknotes were first issued in 1908, there were 65 branches in the network, incl. seven new branches :- 1903: Athlone, Ballymena and Fermoy 1904: Coleraine, Tuam and Dunmanway 1907: Belturbet Between 1908 and 1918, the number of branches went up to sixty-six:-…

1919 Bank of Ireland, Type 3 (branch list printed in green ink) Five Pounds, 27 January 1919, T29 49834, signature of W.H. Baskin

Early Irish Banknotes: 1919 Bank of Ireland (Thirteenth Issue), Type 3 – Five Pounds – signed: W.H. Baskin

Date: 21st July 1919 Description: When the 13th issue of Bank of Ireland banknotes were first issued in 1908, there were 65 branches in the network, incl. seven new branches :- 1903: Athlone, Ballymena and Fermoy 1904: Coleraine, Tuam and Dunmanway 1907: Belturbet Between 1908 and 1918, the number of branches went up to sixty-six:-…

Bank of Ireland Five Pound Note, Type 1 - Thirteenth Issue, dated 21st July 1914

Early Irish Banknotes: 1914 Bank of Ireland (Thirteenth Issue), Type 1 – Five Pounds – signed: W.H. Baskin

Date: 21st July 1914 Description: When the 13th issue of Bank of Ireland banknotes were first issued in 1908, there were 65 branches in the network, incl. seven new branches :- 1903: Athlone, Ballymena and Fermoy 1904: Coleraine, Tuam and Dunmanway 1907: Belturbet Between 1908 and 1918, the number of branches went up to sixty-six:-…

1911 Bank of Ireland (Thirteenth Issue), One Pound note, dated 15th August 1911

Early Irish Banknotes: 1911 Bank of Ireland (Thirteenth Issue), Type 1 – One Pound – signed: W.H. Baskin

Date: 15th August 1911 Description: When the 13th issue of Bank of Ireland banknotes were first issued in 1908, there were 65 branches in the network, incl. seven new branches :- 1903: Athlone, Ballymena and Fermoy 1904: Coleraine, Tuam and Dunmanway 1907: Belturbet Between 1908 and 1918, the number of branches went up to sixty-six:-…

1913 Bank of Ireland (Thirteenth Issue), Ten Pounds - signed: W.H. Baskin. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: 1913 Bank of Ireland (Thirteenth Issue), Type 1 – Ten Pounds – signed: W.H. Baskin

Date: 12th February 1913 Description: When the 13th issue of Bank of Ireland banknotes were first issued in 1908, there were 65 branches in the network, incl. seven new branches :- 1903: Athlone, Ballymena and Fermoy 1904: Coleraine, Tuam and Dunmanway 1907: Belturbet Between 1908 and 1918, the number of branches went up to sixty-six:-…

A Bank of Ireland, Fourteenth Issue, One Pound note, Type 1, dated 22nd July 1918, signature of W.H. Baskin. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: 1918 Bank of Ireland (Fourteenth Issue, Type 1) One Pound note

Date: 1918-1919 Description: A Bank of Ireland One Pound note (Fourteenth Issue), Type 2 Issued on 22nd July 1918 Serial Number: A/27 89692 Signed by: William Haughton Baskin, Chief Cashier Obverse: The £1 note of this 14th issue of the Bank of Ireland series features 66 branches on eight lines and printed in red ink…

Bank of Ireland One Pound, Fourteenth Issue (Branches in 8 lines and red ink), Type 2, dated 17th February 1920, signature of A.G. Fleming, Chief Cashier. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: 1920 Bank of Ireland (Fourteenth Issue, Type 2) One Pound note

Date: 1920 Description: A Bank of Ireland One Pound note (Fourteenth Issue), Type 2 Issued on 17th February 1920 Serial Number: A/99 52079 Signed by: Alfred G. Fleming, Chief Cashier Obverse: The £1 note of this 14th issue of the Bank of Ireland series features 66 branches on eight lines and printed in red ink…

1647 Bandon farthing - Obverse BB in circle, Reverse 3 castles, 1 above 2 in circle

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: Coinage of the Cities of Refuge (Bandon 1646-49)

Bandon in 1641 The rural counties of Leinster, Munster and Ulster were sparsely populated by Protestant settlers that had been given land in recent plantations. In many places, the Catholic tenants that had previously worked the farms were still in the locality and subsisted as landless outlaws (woodkerne, or tories). When rebellion broke out, some…