Irish Banknote Guide: Limerick Soviet, Five Shillings (5/- Black & Green, on Grey-blue paper)


Date: 1919 (April 15-27)

Extremely rare Limerick Soviet Five Shillings Note - Type A1. Printed in Black & Green inks, on Grey-blue paper. Signed by John Cronin (Chairman) and James Casey (Treasurer). The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Description:

Extremely rare Limerick Soviet Five Shillings Note – Type A1

  • Printed in Black & Green inks, on Grey-blue paper.
  • Signed by John Cronin (Chairman) and James Casey (Treasurer).

Notes:

There are five Types of Limerick Soviet notes, as follows:

  • A1. Signatures John Cronin, Chairman; James Casey, Treasurer. Notes Stamped and Numbered.
    • This is the standard issue note.
  • B. Signed as the signatories but by persons other than the signatories. Notes Stamped and Numbered.
    • This is likely a ‘souvenir’ note.
  • C. Signed as the signatories but by persons other than the signatories. Notes Stamped but not numbered.
    • This is likely a ‘souvenir’ note.
  • D. Numbered and Stamped, but not signed.
    • Possibly un-issued notes awaiting signatures which were kept as souvenirs after the end of the note issue.
  • E. Signed backwards by a single person as James Casey, Chairman; John Cronin, Treasurer.
    • Numbered and Stamped. Possibly another souvenir, created by someone ‘signing up’ a Type D note.

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