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Legal Tender Notes: Types 1 to 4. Currency Commission. Lady Lavery.

Lavery 50 Pounds Currency Commission

DATES VARIATION & DENOMINATIONS

Type 1. 1928 Signatures: (1) Joseph Brennan. (2) J. J. McElligott.
(a) Fractional prefix in serial number.
10/-, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50, £100

Type 2. 1929 - 37 Signatures: (1) Joseph Brennan. (2) J. J. McElligott.
(a) Linear prefix adopted.
10/-, £1, £5, £10, £100

Type 3. 1938 - 40 Signatures: (1) Joseph Brennan. (2) J. J. McElligott.
(a) Title of Issuing Authority altered from “CURRENCY COMMISSION IRISH FREE STATE” to “CURRENCY COMMISSION IRELAND”
(b) Irish translation of “Secretary of the Department of Finance” changed from “Rúnaí na Roinne Airgid” to “Rúnaidhe na Roinne Airgeadais”
10/-, £1, £5, £10

Type 4. 1940 - 42 Signatures: (1) Joseph Brennan. (2) J. J. McElligott.
(a) ETO code added to design as an extra security measure.
10/-, £1, £5, £10
(x) Displaced Code Variety. 10/-, £1


Legal Tender Notes: Types 5 to 14. Central Bank of Ireland. Lady Lavery.


DATES VARIATION & DENOMINATIONS

Type 5. 1943 - 44 Signatures: (1) Joseph Brennan. (2) J. J. McElligott.
(a) ETO code retained.
Issuing Authority changed from “CURRENCY COMMISSION IRELAND” to “CENTRAL BANK OF IRELAND”
10/-, £1, £5, £10, £20
(x) Displaced Code Variety. 10/-, £1

Type 6. 1943 - 53 Signatures: (1) Joseph Brennan. (2) J. J. McElligott.
(a) ETO code discontinued.
10/-, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50, £100

Type 7. 1951 - 52 Signatures: (1) Joseph Brennan. (2) J. J. McElligott.
(a) From this Type on, serial numbers are extended on 10/-, £1, and £5 notes only.
10/-, £1, £5

Type 8. 1954 - 55 (a) Signature change to: (1) J. J. McElligott. (2) O. J. Redmond.
(b) Irish translation of “Secretary of the Department of Finance” changed from “Rúnaidhe na Roinne Airgeadais” to “Rúnaí na Roinne Airgeadais”
10/-, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50, £100

Type 9. 1956 - 60 (a) Signature change to: (1) J. J. McElligott. (2) T. K. Whitaker.
10/-, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50, £100
(x) Mulberry Serial Variation. £1
(y) Design II Variety. £1
(z) Dark Blank Variation. £1

Type 10. 1960 Signatures: (1) J. J. McElligott. (2) T. K. Whitaker.
(a) From this Type on, serial numbers were extended from 100000 Terminator to 1000000 Terminator on £10 notes.
£10

Lavery 50 Pounds Central Bank
Type 11. 1961 - 68 (a) Signature change to: (1) M. Ó Muimhneacháin. (2) T. K. Whitaker.
(b) Designation of value of note “...POUNDS STERLING PAYABLE TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND IN LONDON” dropped, and replaced by the denomination of the banknote in words.
10/-, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50, £100
(x) X prefix Trial. £1
(y) Mulberry Serial Variation. £1, £5, £10, £50, £100
(z) Small Date Variety. 10/-, £1, £5, £10, £50, £100

The currency of Ireland was Decimalised at this point. It became based on a Pound equal to 100 new pence. The banknote with Ten Shillings denomination (now equal to 50 pence) was discontinued and withdrawn.

Type 12. 1969 - 75 (a) Signature change to: (1) T. K. Whitaker. (2) C. H. Murray.
£1, £5, £10, £20, £50, £100
(X) Small Date Variety. £1, £5, £10, £20
(Y) Sans Serif Typeface Variety. £20, £50, £100

Type 13. 1971 - 75 Signatures: (1) T. K. Whitaker. (2) C. H. Murray.
(a) Metal Security thread added to £1, £5, and £10 denominations only.
“Star” replacement note system introduced in 1974.
Replacement Notes. £1, £5, £10
£1, £5, £10
(x) Sans Serif Typeface Variety. £1, £5, £10

Type 14. 1976 - 77 (a) Signature change to: (1) C. H. Murray. (2) M. O Murchú.
£1, £10, £20, £50, £100
Replacement Notes. £1, £10, £20
(x) Sans Serif Typeface Variety. £1, £50, £100
(y) Dark Blank Variation. £20





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