Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's Ulster Bank new sig/date (01.01.2013) 5-pound note confirmed

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5 pounds, 1st JANUARY 2013. Like UBL B36, but new date and new signature (Jim Brown). Prefix E.

Courtesy of Mark Irwin.

Northern Ireland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Northern Ireland cover new
The Northern Ireland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 49-page catalog covers notes issued by the Bank of Ireland, Belfast Banking Company, Provincial Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Banks, First Trust Bank, and Ulster Bank Limited. Revised 3 July 2015.

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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
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  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Northern Ireland's Ulster Bank new date (01.01.2014) 10-pound note confirmed

10 pounds, 1st JANUARY 2014. Like P341, but new date. Prefix K.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Northern Ireland Ulster Bank new sig/date (01.01.2006) 10-pound note confirmed

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10 pounds, 1st JANUARY 2006. Like P336, but new date and new signature (McCarthy). Prefix E.

Courtesy of Mark Irwin.

Northern Ireland First Trust new date (01.06.2009) 20-pound note confirmed

20 pounds, 1st JUNE 2009. Like P137, but new date.

Courtesy of "Peter" Shih, Yu-Yu.

Northern Ireland Ulster Bank new date (01.01.2014) 20-pound note confirmed

20 pounds, 1st JANUARY 2014. Like P342b, but new date. Prefix L.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Northern Ireland Ulster Bank new sig/date (03.01.2012) 10-pound note confirmed

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10 pounds, 3rd JANUARY 2012. Like P341, but new date and new signature.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Northern Ireland's Bank of Ireland new notes confirmed

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According to an article on Belfast Telegraph dated 21 August 2013, the Bank of Ireland UK issued new 5-, 10-, 20-, and 50-pound banknotes which look like the exisiting notes, but with new security features, including the introduction of a hologram dual image for £10 and £20 banknotes and a dual image and filigree for the £50 note. The £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes have a wider security thread and an electrotype in the watermark in the form of Bank of Ireland chevrons. The new notes are dated 1st January 2013 and bear the signature of Stephen Matchett, Chief Financial Officer.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Fabien Louart and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (http://www.banknoten.de).

Northern Ireland's Ulster Bank new sig/date (03.01.2012) 20-pound note confirmed

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20 pounds, 3rd JANUARY 2012. Like P342, but new date, signature, and title.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of yuri111.

Northern Ireland's Danske Bank new 10- and 20-pound notes confirmed

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According to a BBC News article dated 24 June 2013, Danske Bank, formerly Northern Bank, issued 10- and 20-pound notes that look like the existing Northern Bank issues (PNL), but with the bank's new logo and name which changed in November 2012. Existing notes will remain in circulation. The bank no longer issues its own 50- and 100-pound notes and will issue Bank of England notes instead for these denominations.

The 10-pound note is dated 25th January 2013 and the 20-pound note is dated 16th October 2012. Both bear the signature of Gerry Mallon, Chief Executive.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Pam West (http://britishnotes.co.uk).

Northern Ireland's First Trust Bank new sig/date (01.01.2012) 10-pound note confirmed

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10 pounds, 1st JANUARY 2012. Like P136, but new date and new signature (John Kilty).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Pam West.

Northern Ireland's Northern Bank new date (12.05.2011) 20-pound note confirmed

20 pounds, 12th May 2011. Like unlisted note dated 15th April 2009, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Yuri Minkin.

Northern Ireland's Northern Bank to become Danske Bank by end of 2012

According to an article in the Belfast Telegraph dated 11 May 2012, by the end of 2012 Northern Bank will be rebranded under the name of its Danish parent, Danske Bank, with new banknotes in circulation within a year.

According to an article in The Irish News dated 20 October 2012, Northern Bank plans a "full communications programme" in advance of introducing the new Danske Bank-branded banknotes in mid-2013. "Apart from the Northern Bank logo being replaced by a Danske Bank logo all other features of the note will remain basically the same," said the bank.

Northern Ireland's Northern Bank new 20-pound note confirmed

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In 2011, Northern Bank in Belfast introduced a new 20-pound (US$31) note that is like P207, but new date (15th April 2009), new signature, new gold foil, Cornerstone watermarks, and slightly redesigned front and back to accommodate the new bank logo.

Courtesy of Marian Klubert and Claudio Marana.

Northern Ireland's Northern Bank new date (06.11.2006) 20-pound note confirmed


20 pounds (US$30.70), 6 NOVEMBER 2006. Like P206, but new date.

Courtesy of Nazir Rahemtulla.

Northern Ireland's Northern Bank new 10-pound note confirmed


On 29 March 2010, Northern Bank in Belfast introduced a new 10-pound (US$15.10) note that is like P205, but new date, new signature (Gerry Mallon, Chief Executive), new gold foil, Cornerstone watermarks, and slightly redesigned front and back to accommodate the new bank logo.

Courtesy of Jan Ove Larsen.

Ireland's First Trust Bank new date (01.05.2007) £20 note confirmed


20 pounds (US$39.25), 1st MAY 2007. Like P137, but new date and new signature.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Bank of Ireland issues new notes featuring Bushmills distillery

According to a February 12, 2008 report in Drinks International, the Bank of Ireland will issue 5-, 10-, and 20-pound notes, the backs of which feature the Diageo’s Bushmills whiskey distillery in celebration of the distillery’s 400th anniversary. Stephen Kirkpatrick, chief executive of Bank of Ireland Northern Ireland, said: “Because Bank of Ireland is one of the leading business banks in this region, we felt our new notes should feature a business that is symbolic both of our heritage and of our skill in crafting products for a global market.”

Interestingly enough, although all three notes bear the same date, the lowest denomination bears the signature of David McGowan, but the two other notes issued just one month later bear the signature of Stephen Kirkpatrick and a different title.



5 pounds (US$9.90)
Purple. Front: Bank of Ireland seal (Hibernia seated); six county shields. Back: Old Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim. Solid security thread. Watermark: Medusa head. 136 x 70 mm. 20th APRIL 2008. Signature: David McGowan, Chief Executive UK. Introduced 22.04.2008.



10 pounds (US$19.85)
Blue. Front: Bank of Ireland seal (Hibernia seated); six county shields. Back: Old Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim. Solid security thread. Watermark: Medusa head. 143 x 75 mm. 20th APRIL 2008. Signature: Stephen Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive NI. Introduced May 2008.



20 pounds (US$39.70)
Dark green. Front: Bank of Ireland seal (Hibernia seated); six county shields. Back: Old Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim. Solid security thread. Watermark: Medusa head. 150 x 80 mm. 20th APRIL 2008. Signature: Stephen Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive NI. Introduced May 2008.

Courtesy of Kai Hwong.