Superbly presented framed original Irish Central Bank Lady Lavery £1 note, this piece makes a beautiful addition to any wall. Accompanying description box.
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Framed 'A Series' Lavery £1 note
- The 'Lavery' £1 note had, like all the banknotes at the time, the portrait of Hazel Lady Lavery. Lady Lavery was the wife of a famous banker and politician and was reputed also to be a secret lover of Michael Collins.. Lady Lavery was a renowned beauty of her time.
- 12" inches x 10" inches
- Attractive mahogany style frame with gold trim
- Colour: Green
- Size: 84 x 151 mm
- Security feature: Main Watermark (Head of Erin)
Metal Security Thread introduced July 1971
- Date on first notes: 10/9/28
- Date on last notes: 30/9/76
The notes were designed by 'Mr John Harrison', a portrait engraver. All 'Lavery' notes depected a river mask on the reverse of the note. The 'River God Masks' were copies of the masks adorning the Customs House in Dublin.
The one pound 'River Mask' is one of the Customs House in Dublin. All 'Lavery' notes were bi-lingual, English to the left and Irish (Gaelic) to the right. There were 670,700,000 of these notes issued, most were exchanged for the 'Queen Medb' £1 note which replaced the 'Lavery' note in 1977. Most of the remaining 'Lavery' notes were exchanged during the Euro changeover in 2001. This is an original note in circulated condition.