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Irish Papermoney Historical Timeline
Currency Commission Legal Tender Notes 1940-1942

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Historical Timeline of Irish Paper Money
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Currency Commission Ireland

1940–1942 World War 2 Special Identification Marking (SIM), War Code (Type 4)


The war years were officially termed 'The Emergency' in the Republic of Ireland. During the period a Special Identification Marking was added to the basic A Series note design in the form of a coloured capital letter in a circle as an extra security measure to safeguard notes in transit to Ireland from England, where they were printed.

There are 12 code variations for Currency Commission SIM code banknotes
10/-: 3 codes, H; K; J, £1: 4 codes, T; B; P; V, £5: 3 codes, A; C; D, £10: 2 codes, E; F


Currency Commission Ireland 10 Pounds 1942 war code FCurrency Commission Ireland 10 Shillings 1940 ETO CodeCurrency Commission Ireland 10 Shillings 1941
Currency Commission Ireland Five Pounds 1942Ireland Currency Commission 5 Pounds 1941One Pound war code 1941Ireland One Pound war code 1942



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