Ireland 1 Pound (1961-1976 Central Bank of Ireland)
The Ireland 1 Pound (1961-1976 Central Bank of Ireland) was the currency of the Republic of Ireland until 2002. Its ISO 4217 code was IEP. The Irish pound was superseded by the euro on 1 January 1999. When the Irish pound legally became a subdivision of the euro; actual euro currency did not begin circulation until the beginning of 2002.
Although the euro became the currency of the Eurozone countries including Ireland on 1 January 1999, it wasn’t until the agreed date of 1 January 2002 that the state began to withdraw Irish pound coins and notes, replacing them with euro specie.
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The 1 Irish pound note front to design Lady Hazel Lavery.
On the back, River Lee spirit
Irish pound coins and notes ceased to be legal tender on 9 February 2002, although they will be exchangeable indefinitely for euro at the Central Bank.
The banknote, its color is green and yellow.
Text: The Central Bank of Ireland, Banc Ceannais na hÉireann, Legal Tender Note, Nóta Dlí-Thairgthe, One Pound, Punt.
The reason why of the Ireland Pound
The Central Bank of Ireland started issuing these 1 Irish Pound banknotes in 1838. The banknote of 1 Pound depicts Hibernia, National Personifications of Ireland and portrait of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.