In the 1990s, the Bank of England unveiled a completely new design for our banknotes. The Queen’s portrait was updated and the backs featured famous Historical figures, George Stephenson on the £5, Charles Dickens on the £10, Michael Faraday on the £20, and the Bank’s first Governor, Sir John Houblon on the £50. To accompany this exciting new series the Bank issued booklets referencing the achievements of those featured as well as bringing alive the various design details found on the notes. We can now offer a bundle of all 4 booklets the Bank of England issued for the Historical Series. A wonderful companion to the notes themselves!
A brand new edition of The Paper Money of Ireland has just been released. The first edition, published 13 years ago soon went out of stock so this is a very welcome arrival. In the intervening years, this wonderful catalogue has got even better. New discoveries have been added, new information unearthed and illustrations are profuse. Softbound and 744 pages long it weighs in at a whopping 1.8 kilos or almost 4lbs. It is the definitive time for the series, covering issues from the 18th to the 21st centuries. You will not be disappointed!