Money Counter, 1960s

This money counter was for use with pre-decimalisation coins

The Munster and Leinster Bank was founded in 1864, in 1867 purchased some of the branches of the unsuccessful Union Bank of Ireland, in 1870 acquired the long established private bank David La Touche & Son and in 1885 failed due to mismanagement and fraud and is liquidated. However, Munster and Leinster Bank commences operations.

In 1966, Allied Irish Banks Limited was established, a new company that acquired three Irish banks: Provincial Bank of Ireland, the Royal Bank of Ireland, and the Munster & Leinster Bank. The banks saw an alliance as the best way to overcome the fragmented nature of the Irish banking industry.

With thanks to Olive Murray