1820 Bank of Ireland (Sixth Issue 1815-1825) Thirty Shillings Note. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: 1820 Bank of Ireland (Sixth Issue) Thirty Shillings Note.

Date: 1820 Description: A Bank of Ireland (Sixth Issue), Thirty Shillings (One Pound & Ten Shillings) note Issued on 5th April 1820 Serial Number: 51334 Country: Ireland Category: Early Irish Banknotes Bank of Ireland Sixth Issue (1815-1825) Thirty Shillings Note   Further Reading: Bank of Ireland (A Brief History & Checklist of Old Banknotes) Irish…

180_ Kinsale (Corporation), Threepence (for the convenience of change). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Irish Banknote Guide: 180(4) Kinsale Corporation (3d note)

Date: c.1804 Few people had silver or gold coins, and those who did, hoarded them and did not use them unless they really had to. Most of the smaller change in circulation was unofficial, illegal tokens. In short, there was a local currency crisis. The solution was small notes (an IOU) like the one below…

One Pound & Ten Shillings, Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan's Bank) 1819, signed by James Loughnan. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: One Pound & Ten Shillings Stg., The Kilkenny Bank (Loughnan’s Bank) 1819

The Kilkenny Bank / Loughnan’s Bank: The Kilkenny Bank was first registered in 23rd September 1800, by Connel Loughnan and John Helsham. There was three sets of notes issued: Type 1 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Connel Loughnan and John Helsham) Type 2 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (Michael Brennan and James Loughnan) Type 3 Signatories: Kilkenny Bank (James…

1797 Killarney, William Murphy, Sixpence ha'penny, 7 March 1797, signed by William Murphy. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Early Irish Banknotes: Killarney, William Murphy (Sixpence ha’penny) 1797

The Killarney Bank: This ‘bank’ does not appear to have ever been registered and, if the stories about are anything to go by, its lack of official registration is easily explained. The bank was run by one William Murphy – a saddler in the town of Killarney – and his notes were used as small…

Coat of Arms: The Dublin Goldsmiths' Guild was 16th in order of precedence of the Dublin guilds when it was re-incorporated in 1637.

17th C Irish Banknotes

Early Irish Proto-Banknotes The origins of Irish banking can be traced back as far as the 17th C in Dublin where the Dublin Guild of Goldsmiths (now the only surviving medieval guild in Dublin) issued receipts for deposits of coins. Initially the currency notes took the form of receipts issued by goldsmiths, coin exchangers and…