DUBLIN COIN AUCTIONS
in association with
HERMAN & WILKINSON
Saturday 25th April 2009 at 11AM
at Herman & Wilkinson’s salerooms
161 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
NB: illustrations are not to scale
DUBLIN COIN AUCTIONS
in association with
HERMAN & WILKINSON
Banknotes, Coins & Medals
For Sale by Public Auction
Auctioneer: David Herman
SATURDAY 25th APRIL 2009 at 11AM
VIEWING: at Herman & Wilkinson Sale Rooms
161 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
(opposite Rathmines Town Hall)
Thursday 23rd April 10AM - 5PM
Friday 24th April 10AM - 5PM
-ENQUIRIES: 089 4138474
Fax: 01 496 2245
HERMAN & WILKINSON: Weekly Auctions every Thursday
Estimated Values: The estimated values shown in the right hand column after each lot are the auctioneer’s estimate of what each lot will sell for. Lots usually sell for within 20% of these estimates, bids of below 70% of estimate are unlikely to succeed.
Postal Bidding: Bids may submitted before the auction using the form provided. Maximum bids should be entered as lots will be sold to the highest bidder at one step above the next highest bid. For example, if a postal bid of €250 is entered and the next highest bid is €180, the postal bid succeeds at €190.
Bid forms should be posted to Dublin Coin Auctions, PO Box 2723, Cardiff Lane, Dublin 2
Bids may also be sent up to 5PM on Friday 24th April, by fax to 01 4962245 or by email to email@example.com
Telephone Bidding: Live bidding by telephone may be arranged in advance but only for individual lots estimated at €500 or more. Phone 089 4138474.
Terms and Conditions
Lots are put up subject to any reserve price imposed by the vendor, and are sold to the highest bidder, subject to the absolute discretion of the auctioneer.
All room bidders must register name and address and obtain a bidding number prior to the auction. (Proof of identity may be required)
Bidding and advances shall be regulated at the discretion of the auctioneer.
The auctioneer shall not be responsible for the correct description, genuineness or authenticity of any lot.
If any dispute arises the auctioneer shall have absolute discretion to determine the dispute and may re-offer the disputed lot for sale.
No lot illustrated in the catalogue shall be rejected because of any characteristic apparent from the illustration.
Each lot shall be at the purchaser’s risk from the fall of the hammer and shall be paid for in full before delivery and taken away at his expense.
The purchaser of a lot shall immediately on its sale, if required by the auctioneer, give his name and address and shall pay to the auctioneer the purchase price.
Purchasers shall pay a buyer’s premium on the hammer price of 12.5% plus V.A.T. on premium of 21.5% (i.e. 15.2% gross)
No delivery of purchases will be given while the auction is in progress.
The auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of clients and vendors, but shall not be liable for errors or omissions in carrying out instructions to bid.
Payment must be either by cash, bank draft, credit card or cheque vouched to the satisfaction of the auctioneer. A charge of 2% will be made on all credit card transactions.
Early Banknotes to 1928
(Reference numbers for banknotes are from MacDevitt “Irish Banknotes” 2009)
1 Ulster Banking Company One Pound TANDRAGEE proof c1850, on light card by €550
Perkins, Bacon & Petch. Some age stains and small tear at top. Very fine.
2 Unissued note. 18__ Wexford Bank for Edward Redmond, Richard Devereux & €170
John Brenan, Thirty Shillings, intaglio printing from original plate. Unused. Very fine.
3 Unissued note. Wexford Bank - a similar lot €170
4 Bank of Ireland One Pound 21 Feb 1919 prefix A/72 signed Baskin, BF-1. Mould €350
damage at top, heavy creases, very good.
5 Bank of Ireland One Pound 12 June 1922 signed Hinton, prefix 11A, BH-1. €400
Creased, good fine.
6 Bank of Ireland One Pound 11 Feb 1927 signed Gargan, prefix red A/21, BH-1C. €200
Good very fine.
7 Northern Bank Ten Pounds 1st March 1920 signed Cowan in pen, EB-3. Ragged €800
edges as usual, heavy creases, closed tear at left, about fine. Scarce.
8 Northern Banking Company Ltd One Pound "branchless" 1st January 1925 prefix €200
C/C, EC-1. Soiled, good fine.
9 Provincial Bank Skibbereen Sept 15 1853, re-joined halves (Nos. 51996 and €100
51565), PA-1D. Very fine.
Consolidated Issue “Ploughman” Banknotes
10 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Hibernian Bank Ten €3,200
Pounds 6-5-29, prefix 01HT, E-013. Few pinholes, small tear at right, some age
discoloration at edges, about fine.
11 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Hibernian Bank Ten €3,000
Pounds 6-5-29, prefix 01HT, E-013. Minor edge tears, soiling, pencilled number
on back, about fine.
12 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Ulster Bank Five Pounds €1,600
29-1-31, prefix 01UK, E-058. Three small tears at top, pinhole, creases, fine.
Scarce Bank and denomination.
13 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Bank of Ireland One €300
Pound 29-5-36 prefix 61BA, E-001. Creased, fine.
14 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Bank of Ireland One €300
Pound 29-5-36 prefix 63BA, E-001. Creases, soiled at back, lightly pressed, good fine
15 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Hibernian Bank One €350
Pound 4-5-39 prefix 22HA, E-009. Vertical creases, good fine.
16 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Munster & Leinster Bank €180
One Pound 605-29, prefix 02MA, E-016. Heavy damp stains, grubby, about fine.
17 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Munster & Leinster Bank €180
One Pound 605-29, prefix 02MA, E-016. Heavy damp stains, grubby, about fine.
18 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Munster & Leinster Bank €650
One Pound 4-2-39, prefix 40MA, E-017. About extremely fine.
19 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Northern Bank One Pound €1,800
7-1-31 prefix 03EA, E-029. Stained on left half, tear left edge, pressed, about very fine.
20 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" National Bank One Pound €300
2-9-39 prefix 43NA, E-025. Creases, fine.
21 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Provincial Bank One €350
Pound 7-1-38, prefix 15PA. Minor soiling at edges and light folds, about very fine.
22 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Provincial Bank One €300
Pound 6-12-38 prefix 18PA, E-038. About fine.
23 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Royal Bank One Pound €400
10-6-29 prefix 05RA, E-046. Creased and soiled, about fine.
24 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Ulster Bank One Pound €350
6-5-29, prefix 01UA, E-056, first date of issue. Damp stains, grubby, about fine.
25 Currency Commission Consolidated Issue "Ploughman" Ulster Bank One Pound €350
6-5-29, prefix 02UA, E-056. Damp stains, creased, about fine.
Currency Commission 1928-42
26 Currency Commission Five Pounds 23-10-28 prefix T/08, E-088. Some creasing, €750
27 Currency Commission One Pound 23-10-28 prefix H/49, E-075. Soiled and €120
creased, about fine.
28 Currency Commission Five Pounds 3-8-39 prefix 40T, E-090.Rust stains at top €100
edge, creased, number on back. Good fine.
29 Currency Commission Five Pounds 7-8-41, War Code "C", prefix 52T, E-091. A €100
little grubby, creases, number on back, fine.
30 Currency Commission War Code Ten Pounds 7-9-42 code "F" prefix 16V, E-103. €240
Light vertical fold, good very fine.
31 Currency Commission War Code Five Pounds 9-6-41 code "C" prefix 50T, E-091. €100
Light folds, very fine.
32 Currency Commission War Code One Pound 19-3-41 code "T" prefix 57L, E-078. €60
Two vertical folds, about very fine.
Central Bank Lavery Series 1928-77
33 Central Bank Lavery series set comprising One Hundred Pounds 4-4-77 prefix €750
02B, fine, Fifty Pounds 4-4-77 prefix 01A, numbers on front very fine, Twenty
Pounds 6-1-75 prefix 42X, good very fine, Ten Pounds 2-5-62 prefix 93V, good
very fine, Five Pounds 5-9-75 prefix 95A, very fine, One Pound 16-3-62 prefix
67F, extremely fine, Ten Shillings 3-1-62 prefix 12P, good fine. (7)
34 Central Bank Lavery series One Hundred 9-9-68 prefix 01Z, E-133. Light creases, €375
small "200" on back, about very fine.
35 Central Bank Lavery series One Hundred Pounds 26-2-73 prefix 02Z, E-134. €550
36 Central Bank Lavery Series One Hundred Pounds 10-4-75 prefix 03Z, E-134, €190
creases about fine, Twenty Pounds 23-10-57 prefix 12X, tears and holed, poor,
Ten Pounds 10-2-75 prefix 27D, creased but no tears, fine. (3)
37 Central Bank Lavery Series set of 7, Ten Shillings to One Hundred Pounds. Dates €300
1968-1977, all fine to about very fine, One Hundred with pinholes, Fifty has edge
nicks, Ten has small mark at base. (7)
38 Central Bank Lavery series Fifty Pounds 20-2-73 prefix 03Y, E-126. Uncirculated €400
39 Central Bank Lavery series Fifty Pounds 4-4-77 prefix 04A, E-127. Good fine. €300
40 Central Bank Lavery series Twenty Pounds 15-6-65 prefix 24X, E-118. Good €75
41 Central Bank Lavery series Twenty Pounds 14-3-73 prefix 42X, E-119. €130
42 Central Bank Lavery series Twenty Pounds 24-3-76 prefix 01G, E-120. Vertical €50
fold, good very fine.
43 Central Bank Lavery Series. Group comprising Twenty Pounds 28-2-72 folded, €160
grafitti, fine, 24-3-76 about very fine, Ten Pounds 26-9-74 good fine, 2-12-76 (3)
about very fine to good very fine, One Pound 2-10-69, 17-9-70, very fine, 8-7-
71, 17-5-74 (2), good fine, and Ten Shillings 25-6-66, stained about fine. (12)
44 Central Bank Lavery series Ten Pounds 10-2-75 prefix 21D, E-111. Vertical €60
crease, extremely fine.
45 Central Bank Lavery series Five Pounds 26-1-50 prefix 24W, E-093, good fine, €80
One Pound 2-9-59 prefix 29F mulberry, E-083, stain top left, good very fine, and
Ten Shillings 28-5-57 prefix 50N, E-073, very fine. (3)
46 Central Bank Lavery series Five Pounds 3-5-54 prefix 66W, E-095. Good very fine. €100
47 Central Bank Lavery series Five Pounds 21-10-58 prefix 73W, E-096, about €80
48 Central Bank Lavery series Five Pounds 27-2-20 prefix 27A, E-098, light vertical €50
fold, extremely fine.
49 Central Bank Lavery series Five Pounds 27-2-70 prefix 31A, E-098, One Pound €100
28-6-72 prefix 01K, E-086, and Ten Shillings 6-6-68 prefix 89P, E-074.
50 Central Bank Lavery series One Pound 27-5-50, E-080 fine, 17-5-74 E-086 good €50
fine, Ten Shillings 28-5-57, E-073 good very fine, "B" series Medbh One Pound
17-07-89 x2, 20-02-84, 22-03-84 and 10-07-84, all uncirculated, also two others
1989 good fine, and Northern Ireland Provincial Bank One Pound 1st January
1977, good fine. (11)
51 Central Bank Lavery series One Pound, 11-9-51 prefix 15E, E-081, and 12-6-57, €40
E-083, both good very fine. (2)
52 Central Bank Lavery series One Pound 21-4-75, E-086, replacement note prefix €50
00A. Very light horizontal bend, about uncirculated.
53 Central Bank Lavery series One Pound 21-4-75, five notes in sequence €120
93K025439 to 93K025443, E-086, uncirculated. (5)
54 Central Bank Lavery series One Pound 30-9-76, E-087, replacement note prefix €140
00A, run of three with consecutive numbers. Uncirculated. (3)
55 Central Bank Lavery Series One Pound 30-9-76, four notes with prefix 76L or €40
77L, all with light central fold, extremely fine, also "B" Series Five Pounds Scotus
12-08-88 prefix KAF and 13-07-92 prefix LBG, both good very fine. (6)
56 Central Bank Lavery Series One Pound 30-9-76, six notes with prefixes 70L, 76L, €45
77L (2) and 78L. Very fine to extremely fine. (6)
Central Bank “B” Series 1976-93
57 Central Bank "B" series Fifty Pounds 01-11-82, Twenty Pounds 07-01-80, Ten €250
Pounds 03-03-88, Five Pounds 24-08-76 and One Pound 10-07-84. Good very
fine to good extremely fine. (5)
58 Central Bank "B" Series Fifty Pounds Carolan 05-11-91 prefix GLD, three notes in €360
sequence 922495 to 922497. About uncirculated. (3)
59 Central Bank "B" Series Twenty Pounds 16-06-86 prefix KCE extremely fine, 13- €90
08-90 prefix BJL, two notes both good very fine. (3)
60 Central Bank "B" series Yeats Twenty Pounds, 28-08-86, prefix CFE (2), E-149, €140
14-11-90, prefix DAD and LAD, 24-01-91 prefix EGD, all E-150. Good fine to
about very fine. (5)
61 Central Bank "B" Series Ten Pounds Swift 01-03-90 prefix FIL, and 31-05-91 €75
prefix ACB (2). Uncirculated. (3)
62 Central Bank "B" Series Five Pounds Scotus 14-09-88 prefix JDF, 01-11-90 prefix €65
EKK, 28-08-91prefix CFG, 23-06-92 prefix ALG, all uncirculated, and 07-05-93
prefix AKG good very fine. (5)
63 Central Bank "B" Series Medb One Pound group of 22: 21-09-81(2), 30-10-81 (3), €80
18-08-82, 06-04-84, 19-02-86 (3), 28-04-86, 10-10-88, 17-07-89 (10 in
sequence). All uncirculated. (22)
Central Bank “C” Series 1992-2001
64 Central Bank "C" series set comprising One Hundred Pounds 22-08-96 prefix €400
AAK, Fifty Pounds 14-02-96 prefix IAE, Twenty Pounds 20-09-95 prefix BDB,
Ten Pounds 02-07-99 prefix PXN and Five Pounds 15-10-99 prefix SVM. Fifty
about extremely fine, others about uncirculated. (5)
65 Central Bank "C" series Hyde Fifty Pounds 14-02-96 prefix BAE, E-162. €160
66 Central Bank "C" series Twenty Pounds 20-09-95 prefix FDB, E-160, Ten Pounds €75
24-04-95 prefix IGJ, E-157, and Five Pounds 13-01-95 prefix BEH, E-154. All
67 Central Bank "C" series Twenty Pounds 09-12-99 prefix TVV, E-161, Ten Pounds €80
02-02-98 prefix TRN, E-158, Five Pounds 15-03-94 prefix DAH, E-153, all
uncirculated, also Five Pounds 15-10-99 prefix ZTM, E-155 extremely fine. (4)
Euro Issues 2002-
68 Euro. 2002 Fifty Euro, Twenty Euro x2, Ten Euro and Five Euro, all prefix T €125
(ireland) and first signature, uncirculated. (5)
69 Northern Ireland. Bank of Ireland One Pound 2 Sep 1940 prefix B/16, signed €50
Frazer, EI-1. Two heavy vertical folds, little soiled, good fine.
70 Northern Ireland. Bank of Ireland One Hundred Pounds 1st July 1995 prefix A, €170
BK-5. About extremely fine.
71 Northern Ireland. Bank of Ireland Twenty Pounds signature Harrison (1984) €65
prefix E, BJ-4. Minor edge faults, about very fine.
72 Northern Ireland. Bank of Ireland Five Pounds 15 Aug 1935 prefix S/12, signed €120
Frazer, BI-2B. Good very fine.
73 Northern Ireland. Northern Bank Fifty Pounds 1 July 1970, tears and graffiti €80
good, Provincial Bank Five Pounds 5th January 1972 good fine, Five Pounds 1st
January 1977 good very fine, Ulster Bank One Pound 15th February 1971 and 1st
March 1976, both fine. (5)
74 Northern Ireland. National Bank One Pound 2nd October 1939 prefix A, signed €75
Green, NF-1. Number in ink on back, few creases, about very fine.
75 Northern Ireland.  Northern Bank overprinted on Northern Banking Co €350
Fifty Pounds 5th Aug 1914 signed Knox, ED-4. Few edge tears, top corner short,
heavy folds causing holes at centre, very good.
76 Northern Ireland.  Northern Bank overprinted on Northern Banking Co €350
Twenty Pounds 20th October 1921 signed Tibbey, ED-3. Several edge tears,
77 Northern Ireland. Northern Bank Five Pounds 1st November 1943 prefix N-I/T, €70
signed Scott, EE-2C. Faint blue pen mark on front, about extremely fine.
78 Northern Ireland. Provincial Bank One Pound 1st July 1940 prefix N/F, signed €50
Kennedy, PE-1. Vertical folds, about very fine.
79 Ulster Bank 1929 One Pound proof by Charles Skipper & East, perforated €170
"SPECIMEN / C. SKIPPER & EAST". Extremely fine.
Cheques, Share Certificares etc
80 Irish Free State Hospitals' Sweepstake tickets for 1931 Derby x2, Grand National €80
x2, Manchester Handicap x3, 1932 Grand National, Derby, 1934 and 1935
Cambridgeshire, also four receipts. Two with file holes, others fine. (11+4)
81 Germany. 2002 Five Hundred Euros prefix X, first signature, uncirculated. €600
82 Germany. 2002 Two Hundred Euro, prefix X. About uncirculated. €260
83 Scotland. National Bank of Scotland large Five Pounds 1st October 1953, signed €110
Dandie/Brown prefix D. Few folds, about very fine.
84 World. Mixed range of 1970s-80s notes in album: UK Page Ten Pounds (2), Five €90
Pounds, One Pound (3), Northern Ireland Bank of Ireland One Pound, Isle of Man
Twenty Pounds, Ten Pounds, One Pound (3), Jersey One Pound (3), Royal Bank
of Scotland One Pound, South Africa Fifty Rand (10), Twenty Rand (5), Ten
Rand (5), France Five Hundred Francs, Two Hundred Francs, One Hundred
Francs, Fifty Francs, Ireland "C" Series Twenty Pounds, Singapore Ten Dollars,
Brazil One Hundred Thousand Cruzeiros (3) etc. Mainly fine, a few very fine or better (72)
85 England. Ten Shillings mauve signed Peppiatt prefix U13D, uncirculated. €60
86 USA. Twenty Dollars 1996 x2, Ten Dollars 1977, Five Dollars 1981, 1985 and €80
1995, Two Dollars1953 and 1976, and One Dollar 1974 x2, 1981 x2 and 1985 x2,
also few reproduction Confederate State notes, WWII ration books, few Canada,
Australia etc. Mainly fine to very fine. (31)
87 Mixed group incl England Five Pounds Kentfield, One Pound green O'Brien, also €45
Somerset, Ten Shillings Hollom, 1960s-80s range Europe incl Germany,
Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Czechoslovakia, British 1970 postal order. Mainly
fine to very fine. (26)
88 World mix: Austria1988 Fifty Schilling, Hungary One Hundred Forint 1981, 1984, €45
Ukraine 1991 Five K, Italy 1982 One Thousand Lire, 1984 Royal Bank of Scotland
One Pound, British Armed Forces 2nd series Five Pounds and One Pound, 3rd
series One Pound, 4th series One Pound, 4th series Fifty Pence (2), Ten Pence
(2) and Five Pence (2), Ireland Medbh One Pound 1989 ( 4 unc) and two others.
Mainly very fine. (22)