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 Posted 11/07/2021  4:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Orac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@walk2dwater

That's a nice example of a Queen Medb 1 note. There are 67 dates for this note (1977-1989), 12,000,000 notes per date, except for a few which had lower printages. These were my favourite denomination of the Irish B Series.

[sorry, I cannot work out how to do a Quote]

Here is Lady Lavery on a 20 note, my favourite denomination of the Lavery series.
[I expect Lady Lavery has been posted already in the topic, though I doubt on a 1943 20 note].


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 Posted 11/08/2021  12:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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How to Quote


If you are using the Quick Reply box...

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If you are using the Reply to Topic link...
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So this...

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 Posted 11/08/2021  3:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Orac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Thank you for that - I knew it would be straightforward :)
It was the insert quote button I couldn't find.
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 Posted 11/08/2021  4:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Orac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hibernia features as a portrait on many Irish notes. She appears in stereo on this classic design of Bank of Ireland banknote.


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 Posted 11/08/2021  4:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Hibernia features as a portrait on many Irish notes. She appears in stereo on this classic design of Bank of Ireland banknote.
Lovely example!
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 Posted 11/08/2021  5:30 pm  Show Profile   Check walk2dwater's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add walk2dwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Here is Lady Lavery on a 20 note, my favourite denomination of the Lavery series.
[I expect Lady Lavery has been posted already in the topic, though I doubt on a 1943 20 note].


-that is one rare note! Can you please remind me what the circled A signifies?

Here's a much newer 10 (P-66c) from the seventies:

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 Posted 11/08/2021  6:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Orac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Can you please remind me what the circled A signifies?


The letter in a circle is a special marking used on the Irish Legal Tender Notes during World War 2 to track the production of the notes from printing in England (actively being bombed by Germany at the time) to Ireland.

Every denomination in each print run was assigned a code letter. The idea was that all notes with a particular code could be cancelled if they were lost due to enemy activity.

These war code notes occur with dates in the range 1940-1944. The full story on them is here: https://www.irishpapermoney.com/iri...e-notes.html

The 20 notes are rare, and lower denominations are tough to find in better than VF grade. Irish notes tended to get used up! I have seldom seen an example of any denomination in better grade than AU. I have never seen a strict UNC.

Banknotes of Banque de Syrie et du Liban, Series 1939 printed by Bradbury Wilkinson also made use of special markings on their notes for the same reason.


Here's a first date with Lady Lavery on it.


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 Posted 11/09/2021  08:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The letter in a circle is a special marking used on the Irish Legal Tender Notes during World War 2... notes with a particular code could be cancelled if they were lost due to enemy activity.
A very interesting it of history. Thank you for sharing this, and thank you both for your recent examples.
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 Posted 11/09/2021  1:47 pm  Show Profile   Check walk2dwater's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add walk2dwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
-Thanks for the explanation @Orac. I thought it had something to do with WW2 but just couldn't remember. I like that "Irish Paper Money" site too.


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The 20 notes are rare, and lower denominations are tough to find in better than VF grade. Irish notes tended to get used up! I have seldom seen an example of any denomination in better grade than AU.


-yes, I have rarely seen them in grades above VF myself. That first date 10 Shilling is in amazing condition. I've never seen such early Irish notes in such great shape until you started posting yours.

The only reason that I don't pursue the large size 20 is that my 10 is large enough & I'm afraid it will sit idle (like my white fiver) on its own, & be further ignored rather than in my personal album where I can enjoy it. I know that's a rather lame excuse but I'm sticking to it, & since my recent foray into Irish notes, a lot of other notes I've wanted are no longer in the picture. My Irish notes just keep blowing my budget. Perhaps if I win the Lotto...

Here's another Lady Lavery 5 which I picked up & posted earlier in the year:



I believe it has a replacement prefix. I am a big fan of the reverse "river god" designs too & my family emigrated from Ireland 2 centuries ago before settling in Canada.
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 Posted 11/09/2021  7:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Orac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a nice 00K you have. There are a few very small runs of those in UNC, that I know of. I have seen about 10 examples in all.

Replacement prefixes for the Lavery notes are as follows: 1 S, 00A; 5, R, 00K; 10, T; 20, V.
The 20 is rare in any grade, and four UNC examples are known to me.
The R 5 note is also quite a rare note. The highest number I have seen recorded is R 147943, which is higher than the highest 00K, at 060247. Perhaps people missed the R when it came out, though it was reported ion Irish Numismatics at the time.
Irish replacement note number info here: https://www.irishpapermoney.com/iri...t-notes.html It is also in various books, not sure if SCWPM includes it.

Anyway, staying on topic, today's Lady on an Irish note is, um, Queen Victoria!

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Anyway, staying on topic, today's Lady on an Irish note is, um, Queen Victoria!
Nice example!
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 Posted 11/10/2021  09:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Orac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, this note has three women on it! Queen Vic on the left, and Britannia & Hibernia in the centre.
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