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The Ulster Bank
Series B 1852


Ulster Bank multibranch General Issues



Issued examples of banknotes of Type A and Type C are rare. Specimens and proofs are also scarce. Type H £1 notes are relatively easy to obtain.


Series B. [1852-1919] Multi-branch General Issue

Large sized banknote. Uniface. All branches listed in two columns on the left and right side of each banknote.
The number of branches listed on the notes increases as time goes on, with branches being added at the bottom of each side column, out of alphabetical order. Correct alphabetical order is restored periodically by means of a new printing plate.


Nine Types of Ulster Bank notes by design variation

There are nine Types by major design variation for Series B banknotes, as listed below.


Type A
ulster banking company one pound 1861


Type B
ulster banking company one pound 1861


Type C
ulster banking company one pound 1861


Type F
ulster bank limited one pound 1887

Type H
ulster bank one pound 1916ulster bank limited 5 pounds 1909

Type I
ulster bank five pounds 1919


Nine Types

Type A. 1852. Ulster Banking Company

Belfast at bottom. 18 branches listed initially. Only £1 notes have been seen.
A1. 1852. Initial issue, printed by Charles Skipper & East.
Denominations seen, £1.

Type B. 1857. Ulster Banking Company

Belfast at bottom. 18 branches listed, in solid lettering on £5 notes, and in outline lettering on the other denominations.
All known examples are Specimens or proofs. Denominations other than those listed may exist.
B1. 1857. Printers, Perkins Bacon.
£1, £5, £10, £20.

Type C. 1861. Ulster Banking Company

Belfast omitted from bottom. 21 branches listed.
Other denominations may exist.
C1. 1861. Printers, Charles Skipper & East.
£1.

Type D. 1862. Ulster Banking Company. Twin head offices introduced

Belfast Dublin at bottom.
Most known banknotes are Specimens. Denominations other than those listed may exist.
£1, £5.

Type E. 1883. Overprint on earlier-dated notes LIMITED AS FROM 1 SEP. 1883

'ING COMPANY' of bank title crossed out, and text added 'LIMITED AS FROM 1 SEP. 1883' as overstamp. Otherwise design the same as Type C.
£1.

Type F. 1883. Bank title changed to Ulster Bank Limited in 1883

Belfast Dublin at bottom.
Design similar to Type C, but bank title altered to reflect the bank's incorporation as a limited liability company.
£1, £5, £10.

Type F1. Prefix of letter over letter introduced on £1 notes introduced in place of single letter prefix from ca.1902.

Type G. 1907. Denomination in central panel changed to solid ink in place of outline on £1 notes

This created better contrast on One Pound notes.
£1.

Type H. 1907. Style of bank title and 'BELFAST' 'DUBLIN' on bottom changed to script

Denomination in central panel changed to solid ink in place of outline, creating better contrast.
Colour on £5 notes changed to green, colour on £10 notes changed to red.
Denomination on left and right of central vignette on £5 notes changed from upper case letters to numerals.
£1, £5, £10, £20.

Extra branches have been observed added outside of the main block after 1910 as follows:
1. ca.1914 Extra branch added in bottom border; CLOGHER.
2. ca.1916 Extra branches added in bottom border; CLOGHER, EDGEWORTHSTOWN
3. ca.1917 More extra branches added; CLOGHER, EDGEWORTHSTOWN, GORTIN, KILLYLEAGH, DRAPERSTOWN.
4. 1917 All branches integrated into main blocks. GORTIN & KILLYLEAGH not in alphabetical order.

Type I. 1919. Branches changed from upper case bold lettering to outline lettering on £5 notes

£5.





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