The Bank of Ireland, like other Northern Ireland banks, decided to abandon paper and print their banknotes on polymer. We offer uncirculated examples of the Polymer £10 issued in the last couple of years. Featuring a vignette of the Old Bushmills Distillery. Offered in Unc condition.
The Bank of Ireland , like other Northern Ireland banks, decided to abandon paper and print their banknotes on polymer. We offer uncirculated examples of the Polymer £20 issued in the last couple of years. Featuring a vignette of the Old Bushmills Distillery. Offered in Unc condition.
In 1970, the Belfast Banking Company was absorbed by the Northern Bank. It was decided a new series of notes was called for. Each denomination was a different colour with a common design of vignettes representing agriculture, shipping and linen manufacture. As you would expect, the notes were produced both as regular notes and as Specimens. What was unusual about the £1 note issue, however, was that a small number of Specimen £1 notes were overprinted Specimen -For Training Purposes Only Non-Negotiable in red on both sides of the notes. This was no doubt to enable staff to get used to the new notes before they were issued to the public (P187a/NR87). We recently came across some of these special Training Notes in Crisp Uncirculated condition. It’s been many, many years since we have had more than one to offer to our collectors. This note catalogues £60 in Uncirculated in the Paper Money of Ireland Catalogue. While stocks last, it is available.
The Northern Bank was one of Ireland’s oldest banks. Founded in Belfast in 1809, it issued banknotes in its own name until 2013 when it took on the trading name of Danske Bank who had acquired the bank in 2004. This £20 note is dated October 1999 and was issued in the name of the Northern Bank (P199b) The design follows the Inventor Series with a portrait on the front of H Ferguson and a vignette of an early tractor. The back features the pediment and twin towers found on City Hall Belfast. Crisp A Uncirculated.
Like all constituents of the British Isles, the banks in Northern Ireland have made the switch from printing banknotes on paper to polymer plastic. We are delighted to offer examples of the last Paper £10 notes issued by the Ulster Bank and dated 2012 (P341). The design follows the format of all denominations of the time with vignettes of wheat fields, Belfast Docks and the Giant’s Causeway. Crisp Uncirculated.
The Ulster Bank in Northern Ireland has issued its new polymer £20 note completing the transition from paper to polymer for this denomination. We can offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the Ulster Bank £20 printed on paper and dated 2014 (P342b) along with Uncirculated examples of the new Polymer £20 (P-New) The paper Ulster Bank £20 features vignettes of wheat stacks in a field, a view of Belfast Docks and the Giant’s Causeway on the front and the Ulster Bank logo on the back. The new polymer Ulster Bank £20 is printed vertically with Hawthorne flowers, a butterfly, eels, and a view of Lough Neagh on the front. The back, also printed vertically, has a vignette of the famous Halloween celebrations held in Derry/ Londonderry with street entertainers and their audience with eels and typical brickwork designs also featured. Available separately in Uncirculated or save when you buy the pair.
Crisp Uncirculated examples of some of the last Ulster Bank £5 printed on paper. Now of course the Ulster Bank notes are gradually being replaced by polymer issues so these paper £5 have long vanished from circulation (P340)The vignettes on the front depict wheat stacks, the docks and a view of the Giants Causeway The arms on the back are on the back. Crisp Uncirculated.
The Ulster Bank has now gone fully polymer. The last paper £50 note issued by the bank is dated 1997(P338) The front shows the Mourne Mountains and the Giant’s Causeway with the arms of the bank on the back. Crisp Uncirculated and the last of their kind.