New Northern Bank notes?

Another sense of humour trial. We’ve just had these sent in from a reader (of a decidedly Unionist bent):

  • unionist_observer

    any particular reason why martin is 20 quid ahead of gerry?!

  • smcgiff

    I don’t think it works like that, and because the lower denomination would be in wider circulation it could be assumed to be a greater honour. George Washington is on the single US note if memory serves.

  • smcgiff

    Come to think of it, are Jerry and Martin so far fetched when you’ve got the current Queen on GB notes?

  • Alan2

    The Queen is only on Bank Of England notes (and only one side if I remember correctly). Ulster Notes ( Northern Bank, Ulster Bank, First Trust and Bank of Ireland) and Scottish Notes (Bank Of Scotland, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Clydesdale and TSB???) do not feature the Queen but famous Scottish / Ulster people or places.

  • smcgiff

    Getting away from the intended humour slightly.

    Do Scottish Sterling notes have the same difficulty with recognition, that I’ve heard NI notes have, in England Wales (and the ROI for that matter)?

  • James

    “(of a decidedly Unionist bent):”

    He’s a pussy. The people who really know how to hate circulate three dollar bills featuring the object of their disaffection.

  • Davros

    Can be tricky smcgiff, Scorttish notes are often refused in London. Less problematic along the borders.

  • Pat Mc Larnon

    Tempted to say those notes are a couple of duds that’ll be useless in a few weeks.

  • twinkilcooleywithcoxsdemesne

    I hear they were going to put P.O’Neill on the £5 but they couldn’t find a picture!

  • PS

    Fecking things are heading round on chain mail now!

  • IJP

    It is, out of interest, entirely legal to reject Scottish or NI notes, even in their respective jurisdiction. They are printed under licence but do not officially constitute legal tender. Only ‘Bank of England’ notes are, right across the UK.

  • PS

    Very interesting IJP!

    So these notes may not be legal tender, but stamps are (as far as i recall). The law is indeed an ass!

  • Brecht

    Why not convert to euros and save us all the bother.

  • Davros

    Amen to that Brecht!

  • unionist_observer

    Don’t be ridiculous Davros and Brecht, why on earth would you want to exchange our lovely unique currency for a fitful of mundane euro notes?

  • Davros

    Peaceful progress.

  • davidbrew

    “He’s a pussy. The people who really know how to hate circulate three dollar bills featuring the object of their disaffection”

    I agree entirely that you get a much better vintage of vitriol in the US, but I’m doing my best, so stop calling me a pussy

  • Andy N

    There is a shop in Darlington that displays the sign –

    “Due to the high number of forged Scottish Pound notes –

    We no longer accept them –

    Thank you”

    Think about it !!

  • John S

    Andy something tells me that its unlikely people will attempt to use these – there’s forged and then theres just plain ridiculous!

    (very funny though!)

  • Roger W. Christ XVII

    IJP, correction. Bank of England notes are valid tender only in England and Wales, and not elsewhere in the UK. Banknotes printed elsewhere are not valid legal tender anywhere in the UK.

    The reason for differing banknotes and legal tender across the UK goes back a few hundred years. It would save a lot of bother if everyone used the same banknotes, then again it would make life slightly easier for criminals and counterfeiters.