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 Front10 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