Series C (1992/96 – 2000)

Famous Irish Historical Figures

In 1992 the Central Bank introduced another series of banknotes, featuring famous figures from Irish history.  They were prompted to bring forward their plans because of widespread counterfeiting of the series B £20 note and the first note to be launched of the new series was the £20 note.

Series C notes were reduced in overall size and in 1996 the first £100 note was launched since 1977.

£5: Catherine McAuley

Reverse side: Mise Raifteirí an File by Antoine Ó Raifteirí

£5 Front £5 Back

Colour: Brown & Blue

Size: 120 x 64 mm

Security feature: Watermark (Female Figure)

Metal Security Thread, Latent Image, Micro Lettering

Date on first notes: April 1994

Date on last notes: 2000

£10: James Joyce

Reverse side: River Liffey mask with map of Dublin

£10 Front £10 Back           

Colour: Green

Size: 128 x 68 mm

Security feature: Watermark (Female Figure), Metal Security Thread, Latent Image, Micro Lettering

Date on first notes: September 1993

Date on last notes: 2000

£20: Daniel O’ Connell

Reverse side: Pledge signed in 1845 by Daniel O Connell

£20 Front £20 Back

Colour: Violet

Size: 136 x 72 mm

Security feature: Watermark (Female Figure), Metal Security Thread,  Latent Image, Micro Lettering

Date on first notes: November 1992

Date on last notes: 2000

£50: Douglas Hyde

Reverse side: Piper and Emblem of the Conradhg na Gaeilge

£50 Front £50 Back

Colour: Blue

Size: 144 x 76 mm

Security feature: Watermark (Female Figure), Metal Security Thread,  Latent Image, Optically Variable Ink, Micro Lettering

Date on first notes: November 1995

Date on last notes: 2000

£100: Charles Stewart Parnell

Reverse side: Parnell monument in O`Connell Street, Dublin

£100 Front £100 Back

Colour: Red & Green

Size: 114 x 203 mm

Security feature: Watermark (Female Figure), Metal Security Thread, Latent Image, Optically Variable Ink, Micro Lettering

Date on first notes: September 1996

Date on last notes: 2000