Superbly presented framed original Irish Central Bank Lady Lavery £20 note, this piece makes a beautiful addition to any wall. Accompanying description box.
Framed 'A Series' Lavery £20 note
The 'Lavery' £20 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.
14" inches x 12" inches
Attractive mahogany style frame with gold trim
Size: 114 x 203 mm
Security feature: Main Watermark (Head of Erin)
Date on first notes: 10/9/28
Date on last notes: 24/3/76
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 twenty pound 'River Mask' is one of the River Boyne. All 'Lavery' notes were bi-lingual, English to the left and Irish (Gaelic) to the right. There were 10,610,000 of these notes issued, most were exchanged for the 'William Butler Yeats' £20 note which replaced the 'Lavery' note in 1977. Most of the remaining £5 'Lavery' notes were exchanged during the Euro changeover in 2001. This is an original note in circulated condition.
** This production of a Genuine 'Lady Lavery' Banknote has been supplied by 'Irish Collectables' with the full knowledge of the 'Central Bank & Financial Services Authority of Ireland'. The copied image of the reverse of the note in the information box is replicated with the kind permission of the C.B.F.S.A.I. The C.B.F.S.A.I reserve all rights.