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The Provincial Bank of Ireland
Series D 1919 General Issue



Provincial Bank small size multibranch banknotes


Provincial Bank of Ireland One Pound 1919

As was the case with other Irish banks, the Provincial Bank of Ireland introduced a modernisation of its banknote issues in the immediate post-World War 1 era. It initially appears to have followed the lead of Bank of Ireland by reducing the size of its £1 note issues, though only slightly, to produce Series C.

Banknotes of the Provincial Bank of Ireland underwent several changes in a short period of time which gave rise to some very rare and short-lived issues. Unlike the banknotes of other Irish banks, the redesign of the note issues by the Provincial bank lead apparently to alterations of just its £1 notes in circulation, with no evidence of modernised versions of higher denominations entering circulation, though modernisation of other denominations was underway.

After issuing one date as reduced size notes, which ran to less than one prefix, it adopted a small size note issue in early 1919 which was very similar in size to the £1 notes of the National Bank, and to the 1919 Third Issue of English Treasury notes. This became the standard size range for £1 notes of all the Irish banks, including those of the Currency Commission.


Provincial Bank of Ireland Series D. 1919, New design. Multibranch General Issue. Small size modern banknotes


The banknote design is a miniature version of Series C, with minor design changes to the outer enclosing border and note body. Printed uniface.
Size: printed area, 149 x 81 mm; paper size approximately 155 x 87 mm.
Two Types: Type A, 64 Branches; Type B, 66 branches. Hand signed with six recorded signature variations.



Provincial Bank of Ireland 1918-1927 Date Listings - 15 Dates of Issue


An image of every date of each denomination of Series C, D and E is in Provincial Bank of Ireland 1918-1927 Date Listings: Series D £1 Notes, 3 dates.


Provincial Bank One Pound 1919 Watermarks


An enhanced image shows the watermark on the 1919 small size Provincial Bank One Pound notes composed of the text "PROVINCIAL BANK OF IRELAND" in three lines.

watermarks used on Provincial Bank of Ireland One Pound notes, dateed 1919
Detail of the watermarks used on Provincial Bank of Ireland One Pound notes, dateed 1919





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