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The Agricultural and Commercial Bank of Ireland
Branch Issues 1835-1839

Three Series by banknote design



Six Types of banknote, five denominations up to £5

Agricultural and Commercial Bank of Ireland produced three Series of banknotes in its short existence. There were six types Types between the three series of notes produced, as detailed below.
Series A (1835)) Type 1, Type 2.
Series B (1838) Type 1.
Series C (1838-1839) Type 1, Type 2, Type 3.


Series A, 1835

The only denomination recorded for Series A are £1 notes, all issued with the same date, 10th March 1835. There are two Types for Series A: Type 1, banknotes with hand-written serial numbers; and Type 2, banknotes with printed serial numbers.



Series B, 1838

Series B notes were a brief issue around 1838. £1 and £3 notes have been recorded.


Series C, 1837-39

Several denominations have been recorded for Series C: £1, 30 Shillings, 35 Shillings, £3, £5. Other denominations might also have been issued. There are three Types for Series C: Type C1, handwritten serial number without prefix; Type C2, printed serial number without prefix; Type 3C, printed serial number with prefix









Agricultural and Commercial Bank of Ireland Branches

The Agricultural and Commercial Bank of Ireland had 40 branches, and thus started out as quite a large joint stock bank. Examples of banknotes from many of these branches have survived, and some of these are available for illustration in the section on Agricultural and Commercial Bank of Ireland Branches 1835-1839. Enniscorthy is by far the most commonly recorded branch seen among surviving notes, accounting for the bulk of notes recorded.





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