Irish Self Determination League counter-marked penny - a GB 1918 penny coin, die-stamped ISDL

Irish Coin Daily: Political Over-Strike “IDSL” on 1918 GB Penny (Irish Self Determination League of Great Britain)

Date: 1919-1924 Description: Between 1919 and 1924, some Irish Self Determination League member(s) took it upon themselves to deface British coins with a political over-strike. The base coins vary in date – this example pre-dates the organisation, therefore whoever did this simply picked coins out of circulation, de-faced them and put them back into circulation.…

1920 (21 January) $25 Republic of Ireland Bond No. 7132 Signed De Valera. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Dáil Éireann Bond Certificates: 1st Series, $25 (21 January 1920)

Dáil Éireann Bond Certificates Within days of being appointed Minister for Finance in 1919 Collins set about raising the funds necessary if Dáil Éireann was to fulfill its stated ambition of providing an alternative government to the British one that was operating from Dublin Castle. He announced a loan issue on behalf of the Dáil.…

1920 (21 January) $10 Republic of Ireland Bond No 78298 signed by de Valera. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Dáil Éireann Bond Certificates: 1st Series, $10 (21 January 1920)

Dáil Éireann Bond Certificates Within days of being appointed Minister for Finance in 1919 Collins set about raising the funds necessary if Dáil Éireann was to fulfill its stated ambition of providing an alternative government to the British one that was operating from Dublin Castle. He announced a loan issue on behalf of the Dáil.…

1920 (21 January) $50 Republic of Ireland Bond issued by Eamon de Valera. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Dáil Éireann Bond Certificates: 1st Series, $50 (21 January 1920)

Dáil Éireann Bond Certificates Within days of being appointed Minister for Finance in 1919 Collins set about raising the funds necessary if Dáil Éireann was to fulfill its stated ambition of providing an alternative government to the British one that was operating from Dublin Castle. He announced a loan issue on behalf of the Dáil.…

1920 (21 January) $100 Republic of Ireland Bond No. 7962 signed by Eamon de Valera. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Dáil Éireann Bond Certificates: 1st Series, $100 (21 January 1920)

Dáil Éireann Bond Certificates Within days of being appointed Minister for Finance in 1919 Collins set about raising the funds necessary if Dáil Éireann was to fulfill its stated ambition of providing an alternative government to the British one that was operating from Dublin Castle. He announced a loan issue on behalf of the Dáil.…

1921 (15 November) $30 Republic of Ireland Bond No 421 signed by Eamon de Valera. The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

Dáil Éireann Bond Certificates: 2nd Series, $30 (15th November 1921)

Dáil Éireann Bond Certificates Of the £1,120,328 collected by the Dáil and held in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence, 67% came from the USA. By the end of the war, the Dáil could call on a further $3m (ca. £750,000) on deposit in US banks. Funds raised in America played a crucial role…