Northern BankMain article: Banknotes of Northern Ireland See also: Banknotes of the pound sterling
In common with the other Big Four banks of Northern Ireland, the Northern Bank retains the right to issue its own banknotes. These are pound sterling notes and equal in value to Bank of England notes, and should not be confused with banknotes of the former Irish pound.
Most Northern Bank banknotes feature an illustration on the reverse side of the portico of Belfast City Hall, sculpted by F. W. Pomeroy. The front of most notes depict a range of notable people associated with industry in Northern Ireland. The designs currently in circulation are:
- 5 pound polymer note featuring the U.S. space shuttle
- 10 pound note featuring J. B. Dunlop
- 20 pound note featuring Harry Ferguson
- 50 pound note featuring Sir Samuel Cleland Davidson, founder of the Belfast Sirocco Works and pioneer of air conditioning
- 100 pound note featuring Sir James Martin, inventor of the aircraft ejector seat,
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK to have issued a plastic banknote. This is the Northern Bank's Year 2000 commemorative £5 banknote, which was printed in Australia.
... The Northern Bank robbery was a large robbery of cash from the Donegall Square West headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland ... This made it the largest bank robbery in UK or Irish history ... Although the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the British and Irish governments claimed the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) was ...
... See also Northern Bank robbery On 20 December 2004 the cash centre at the bank's headquarters in Belfast was raided, and £26.5 million stolen ... Most of this consisted of uncirculated Northern Bank notes, as well as millions in used notes ...
... groups of armed men arrived at the homes of two officials of the Northern Bank, one in Downpatrick in County Down, the other in Poleglass, near Belfast ... Bank official Christopher "Chris" Ward was taken from Poleglass to Downpatrick, the home of his supervisor, Kevin McMullan, while gunmen remained at his home with his family ... The following day both officials were instructed to report for work at the bank's headquarters at Belfast's Donegall Square West as normal ...
... NZZ) The Police Service of Northern Ireland confirm that the haul in last Monday's Northern Bank Belfast bank heist was £22 million, comprising £1.15 million ... Since Northern Irish notes are rarely seen outside Northern Ireland, the gang may have difficulty in laundering most of their haul ... civil security guard who guarded bulldozers used for building the Israeli West Bank barrier is killed in a shooting attack by two Palestinians ...
... Seizing the opportunity, communist force on the northern bank of the Yangtze River including the Independent Regiment attacked and took the town of Red River (Z ... The communist force operated on the northern bank of the Yangtze River also attacked the town of Fengkou (峰口) twice, completely annihilated two ... collapse in the new nationalist positions on the north bank of the Yangtze river, losing nearly all of the territories newly taken from the communists during their earlier success, and the ...
Famous quotes containing the words bank and/or northern:
“When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 2:3.
“Our ancestors were savages. The story of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a wolf is not a meaningless fable. The founders of every state which has risen to eminence have drawn their nourishment and vigor from a similar wild source. It was because the children of the Empire were not suckled by the wolf that they were conquered and displaced by the children of the northern forests who were.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)