1833 30 shillings, Gibbons & Williams, Dublin S/N 25, dated 1st July 1833, signed by Hutchins Thomas Williams. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: Thirty Shillings (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 1834 and wasn’t involved in…

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…

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…