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Ireland 20 Bpunt / Pounds 1983 (1983-86)

Item Code: IE-73b

Front: Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939), founder of Abbey Theater. Abbey Theatre Emblem (1904): Queen Maeve hunting with her wolfhound on the hills of Ireland, a woodcut design Elinor Mary Monsell. Excerpts from "Deirdre", a handwriting manuscript of W.B. Yeats. Back: Map of the Blasket Islands, County Kerry, Ireland. Depicted are the Great Blasket Island (An Bhlascaod Mór), Inishtooskert (Inis Tuaiscirt), Beginish (Beiginis), Oileán na n-Óg, Carraig Fada and Oileán Buide islands. Excerpt from "An tOileánach" by Tomas O'Criomhthain in the background. Watermark: Effigy of Lady Hazel Lavery. Security features: Consecutively running red horizontal and black vertical serial numbers on the front of the banknote. Embedded solid 0.3 mm wide security thread. Predominant colour: Blue. Artist: Servicon, Ltd., Ireland. Signatures: Tomás F. O'Cofaigh (Governor - Gobharnóir, 1981 - 1987); Maurice F. Doyle (Secretary of the Department of Finance - Rúnaí na Roinne Airgeadais). Printing method: Intaglio. Issuer: Central Bank of Ireland - Banc Ceannais na h-Éireann. Date of issue: 11 July 1983. Legal tender: 1980-1995. Date of withdrawal: May 1993. Total issue: N/a. Material: Cotton paper. Printer: De La Rue plc, England (DLR).

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Dimensions: 173 x 90 mm

Texts: Banc Ceannais na h-Éireann. Central Bank of Ireland. Nóta Dlí-Thairgthe Fiche Punt. Twenty Pounds. Legal Tender.

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