A COLLECTOR has unearthed a bunch of old Irish banknotes – and you could make hundreds if you have a ‘rare’ one at home.
@irishsilverstack made people reminisce as he showed his followers on TikTok the retro cash.
He said: “So here are the notes that the majority of people in Ireland who are on TikTok will remember.
“Let’s start with the 5 pounds here, that’s a nice example from 1999.
“Catherine McAuley there and as you can see it’s a backup note.
“See how it has three M’s so it’s worth more money than your normal £5.”
He shows a £10 note and says he “doesn’t like” it as a collector.
It has a picture of James Joyce on the front and an aerial view of Dublin on the back.
Next, he shares a £20 note with Daniel O’Connell and says he “would have spent a whole night in town and probably got a cab back”.
President Douglas Hyde is featured on the 1999 £50 note with a music theme on the other side.
‘THE BEST AT END’
The collector keeps the best for last with his £100 note.
He said: “This is a graded note, the world banknote grade has given this a 63 uncirculated rating.
“This is a very rare note. You can expect around 800 to 1,000 euros in this quality.”
A number of people took to the comments and said they miss the punt.
One wrote: “I miss the real money!”
Another added: “When money was worth anything.”
Someone else said, “Bring it back.”
In the meantime, you could turn your loose change into hundreds by spotting a simple flaw on a €2 coin.
A coin expert has reported a small flaw in Belgian coins that the Irish should also be aware of.
The expert examined two €2 coins and found that one could be worth as much as €500 to sharp-eyed coin holders.
Both coins came from Belgium in 2006 with a total mintage of 5 million coins.
The Euro Coin Valley expert said: “At first glance, one could argue that these two coins are identical and that there shouldn’t be a significant difference in value between them.
“But the truth is the coin on the right has a very valuable flaw.”
Describing the precise design of the coin, he continued: “The obverse of the €2 commemorative Belgian coin features the Atomium, which was built in 1958 and now houses an arts centre.
“Just below the Atomium are two mint marks. On the left is the mint mark of the Royal Mint of Belgium, represented by the head of the Archangel St. Michael.
“On the right is a scale representing the sign of the mint master of Romain Coenen, then director of the Royal Mint of Belgium.
“The mintmark of this coin’s creator is located to the right of the Atomium. It is represented by a stylized combination of the letters ‘LL’ and represents Luc Lucyx.”
The outer ring of the coin features the 12 stars of the European Union along with the year of issue 2006 and the letter “B” for Belgium.
At the edge of the coin are the number two and two stars, repeated six times alternately upright and upside down.
On the reverse of the coin is the regular common face of the €2 coins.
On the right side of the coin is a geographic map of Europe, covering both the outer ring and the inner space.
An inscription “2 EURO” covers part of the card and most of the face of the coin.
The 12 stars of the EU appear to the right of the outer ring.
Six stars are at the top of the card and six stars below, visually connected by six vertical stripes that cut through the inner core of the coin.
The coin expert then showed YouTube viewers another €2 coin that looked almost identical to the regular one.
It had all the same designs as the first, but when the coin was rotated there was a “radical shift” between the two sides of around 130 degrees.
The coin expert explained: “This type of error is called rotational error and occurs when the dies are not properly aligned with each other.
“This misalignment can occur during initial setup when one of the dies is installed in the wrong orientation relative to the opposing die, or during the stamping process when one of the dies becomes loose and rotates.
“In both cases, this leads to a misalignment between the front and back of the coin.
“This error increases the value of this coin to €500.”
https://www.thesun.ie/money/9952873/everyone-saying-same-thing-rare-irish-bank-notes-earn-euros/ Everyone says the same as a collector bragging about old Irish banknotes and a ‘rare’ can make hundreds