Author Jonathan Callaway submitted these corrections on the 1919 Irish Limerick Soviet notes. Thank you!
The piece on the three Limerick Soviet notes was very interesting. The ultimate fate of these notes was not however as described by Stacks-Bowers. The notes were not
confiscated and destroyed by the British Military nor were they treated as
The summary as set out in the text of my forthcoming second edition of
Paper Money of Ireland is as follows, with the key point highlighted:
"It is unclear how many notes were issued in the end, but from the serial numbers on survivors it looks like there were at most some 400 per denomination, making the face value total no more than £320, an insignificant sum in a city of 38,000 people. Many more may have been printed but just eight unnumbered ones are known to have survived, suggesting either that most of the unused stock was destroyed or reports of ‘thousands' being printed were erroneous. Most but not all issued notes were redeemed, leaving the fund backing the notes with a small surplus. To date a total of 43 survivors have been logged, with at least 12 of these in museums. The total is split into 10 notes for 1s, 13 for 5s and 20 for 10s."
These totals include the notes now being offered. These are without doubt rare and interesting notes and no doubt we will learn in due course what value the market now ascribes to a set of three.
To read the complete article, see:
1919 IRISH LIMERICK SOVIET NOTES
Wayne Homren, Editor
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