Series A (1928 - 1975 / 77)

 “The Lady Lavery Series”

A committee was appointed to advise on the design of the first series of Legal Tender notes and chose the principal feature for them, an “emblematic female figure”, Lady Hazel Lavery. It was decided that the reverse side of each note should carry a portrayal of one of the river masks whose sculptures adorn the façade of the Dublin Custom House.  The watermark on all notes is the head of Erin.

10 Shilling Note

10 Shilling Front 10 Shilling Back

Colour: Orange

Size: 78 x 138 mm

Security feature: Main Watermark (Head of Erin)

Date on first notes: 10/9/28

Date on last notes: 6/6/68

£1 Note

£1 Front £1 Back

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

£5 Note

£5 Front £5 Back

Colour: Brown

Size: 92 x 165 mm

Security feature: Main Watermark (Head of Erin)

Metal Security Thread introduced January 1971

Date on first notes: 10/9/28

Date on last notes: 5/9/75

£10 Note

£10 Front £10 Back

Colour: Blue

Size: 108 x 191 mm

Security feature: Main Watermark (Head of Erin)

Metal Security Thread introduced May 1971

Date on first notes: 10/9/28

Date on last notes: 2/12/76

£20 Note

£20 Front £20 Back

Colour: Red

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

A Series £20 note - front A Series £20 note – back

£50 Note

£50 Front £50 Back

Colour: Mauve

Size: 114 x 203 mm

Security feature: Main Watermark (Head of Erin)

Date on first notes: 10/9/28

Date on last notes: 4/4/77

£100 Note

£100 Front  £100 Back

Colour: Olive

Size: 114 x 203 mm

Security feature: Main Watermark (Head of Erin)

Date on first notes: 10/9/28

Date on last notes: 4/4/77