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Northern Bank 10 Pound Plowman

ID Number: 5527
Category: Irish & World Paper Money
Catalogue Number: Blake CNO-3
Grade: About Fine
Date: 6 - 5 - 29
Mint: Northern Bank Plowman
Denomination: 10 Irish Pounds
Pedigree: ex Whytes 14 Sep 2013, L.701
Price: $30,000.
Additional Details
Northern Bank Plowman Ten Pound.  Blake CNO-3.

There are 2 Great Rarities in the 20th Century Notes of Ireland.  The Lady Lavery 20 Pound, and the Northern Bank 10 Pound Plowman.

There is only one date.  6 May 1929.   

Seven notes are known.  The ones illustrated in the Pick catalog and the Blake catalog are missing large pieces.  This note is 4th in the census.  It was the first Northern Bank 10 Pound Plowman to appear at auction, ever, where it was Lot 701, in Whytes Dublin Historical Sale 14 Sep 2013, and sold for 14K euro hammer, equivalent at the time w fees to $24K.  For sale at $30K.

The Whytes Catalog Description is perhaps conservative...

Currency Commission Consolidated Banknote ‘Ploughman’ Northern Bank Ten Pounds, 6-5-29
Serial No. 01 0T 007335. Signed Knox. Only 8,000 believed to have been issued – the scarcest of the Ploughman series. About fine, one inch tear at top left of centre, half inch tear lower left of centre, edge tears, overall toned, some stains, brittle. A much better example than that illustrated in Paper Money of Ireland by Blake & Callaway. An exceedingly rare and desirable banknote.
Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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