The United Kingdom of Britain, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland has two constituent territories in which private banks are chartered to issue banknotes.  A curious survival of 19th century practice that is, but more fun for the collectors.  Would love to see the enabling documents, reserve requirements, etc., but not enough to actually go look for them.

271971. NORTHERN IRELAND, Bank of Ireland, 100 pounds part of P-CS3 ND (1995) P64 SPECIMEN, Unc $220.00
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Bob Reis
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