Talk:Banknotes of the Republic of Ireland

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Sole printer?[edit]

It says on the page that the Central Bank's printer is the sole printer that the Bank commissions to print banknotes. But, if that's the situation, who commissions the production at De La Rue in the UK? Wouldn't it be most likely that CBOI commissions that production too? - Gerbon689

I wrote a lot of the article but not that section (the euro) - i assume what is meant from reading that section is that the Central Bank of Ireland is the only printer in Ireland of euro notes and that this does not, in itself, imply that it does not import notes which is a different matter? My assumption is that this section was written by User:Zoney. Djegan 14:02, 14 July 2005 (UTC)
Sorry, I just realised how you meant it. I'm not sure if its just me (it probably is), but it just gives me the impression that it is the sole printer for Ireland. - Gerbon689
Zoney has clarified. Djegan 20:45, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Governors of the Central Bank of Ireland.[edit]

Can any Irish editor please assist us in compiling this chart? - (Aidan Work 02:04, 23 December 2005 (UTC))

Currency divergence[edit]

In 1979, the currency became thoroughly independent of sterling (is this fact even mentioned in the article?). Although I remember the coins from the Republic being freely swappable for the equivalent sterling, does anyone know if the same thing applied with Series A banknotes? Did they circulate anywhere in the UK, or were the notes confined to the Republic of Ireland only? --82.4.221.60 20:43, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

I don't think Irish pound notes were ever generally acceptable in the UK, certainly I never saw any used. For much of the period that Series B notes circulated, Irish currency controls forbade the export of notes larger than £20. Irish coins did find their way to the UK, naturally enough as they were the same size, and I remember notices on buses in north Wales after 1979 announcing that they were no longer acceptable. -- Arwel (talk) 22:30, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
From what I gather Central Bank of Ireland banknotes from Southern Ireland were accepted throughout Northern Ireland until 1979 together with Bank of Ireland, Provincial Bank of Ireland, Northern Bank, and Ulster Bank (all printed in Belfast), as well as the Bank of England's banknotes and all the Scottish banks' banknotes. D.de.loinsigh (talk) 06:01, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Confusion[edit]

The last banknote of the Series C issue was a £50 that was issued in 2001. - on careful re-reading, I think that means the last Series C note of any denomination to be issued before the euro was issued was a £50 in 2001, though at first reading I thought it was saying that the £50 was the last denomination to be issued, which isn't right as the £50 was issued in 1995 and the £100 in 1996. Perhaps it needs rephrasing, if it can be confirmed that this indeed is what was meant. -- Arwel (talk) 22:30, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Henry Parker Willis[edit]

I changed the redlink of Henry Parker-Willis to Henry Parker Willis. There is a problem that a lot of sources do refer to the hyphenated name, including the Central Bank website. However other sources, for example Time magazine, don't. [1]

It gets more complicated. Some sources refer to him as being a Professor at Columbia, including the Central Bank and even the transcript of Ernest Blythe reporting on the Currency Bill [2], refer to him being a Professor at Columbia.

Willis, according to the Wikipedia article, but also according to other sources, was a Professor at George Washington University, which was for a few decades called the Columbian University - there is an explanation in the The George Washington University article - and the mix-up between Columbia and Columbian seems to have been copied by a couple of sources. FlowerpotmaN·(t) 00:14, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Striking a lot of my last. Good grief, he was at both Columbia and Columbian/George Washington.[3] FlowerpotmaN·(t) 00:25, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
But at least I removed a redlink in the process. :O) FlowerpotmaN·(t) 00:27, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Euro Serial number prefix[edit]

The serial number prefix for Irish Euros is really T, not X. You can see that in the Euro banknotes article and in this source (from that article) https://www.ecb.eu/bc/faqbc/design/html/index.en.html#q10. 131.155.217.229 (talk) 08:43, 2 September 2008 (UTC)