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.…