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All Ireland 1824-1850

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All Ireland banknotes 1824-ca1850

Old Notes: Joint Stock Banks. Single Branch Issues


Each banknote was required to bear the name of its issuing branch, where it could be redeemed. In some cases the notes also bore the name of the head office of the bank.

The Bank of Ireland was the first bank to issue paper money for circulation exclusively in Ireland. Its first issue was in 1783. Other Joint Stock banks began to be formed around 1824 after changes in legislation, and most of these also received the right to issue paper money. By 1836 there were seven large joint stock banks issuing notes in Ireland.

The advent of joint stock banks lead to the end of note-issuing private banks.


Bank of Ireland 5 pounds 1823Ulster Banking Company One Pound 1836Belfast Banking Company Two Pounds
Bank of Ireland 50 Pounds 1827Provincial Bank of Ireland One Pound 1835Northern Banking Company 30 Shillings 1824
Bank of Ireland 30 Shillings 1840National Bank 10 Pounds BoyleAgricultural & Commercial Bank of Ireland One Pound 1838



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