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$10 Fenian Note 1866

 
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 Posted 01/19/2022  08:14 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Bubbachismo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Wasn't sure if this was considered US enough or not but I trust the mods to move it if it's in the wrong area. Super cool history to these as they were sold in the 1860s on the US east coast to help support and fund the Irish republics attempt at breaking away from Britain's rule. Mainly an attempt to forcibly grab a spot in canada to have as an Irish Nation. Anyway just wanted to share with the community since I just got it. Hope you all like it and if you have any comments I would love to hear them.



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 Posted 01/19/2022  09:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting!


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Wasn't sure if this was considered US enough or not but I trust the mods to move it if it's in the wrong area.
I moved it to "Checks, Stocks, and Bonds" for now. Not sure if World Paper Money is a better fit or not.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like it! I've seen these from time to time, they were printed by Continental Bank Note Co., an American firm. Interesting that this bond could only be redeemed "six months after the acknowledgement of the Independence of the Irish Nation." So we can presume it was more of a patriotic donation.
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Correct, continental did print them. As far as just a donation it actually paid 6% annually. They sold 100s of thousands. The rarity happened because the Irish republic actually opened a spot in New York city so holders could cash them in. It stayed open till well into the 1920s when they closed down after many notices in the newspapers. Almost all got returned for their interest payments making any non returned quite scarce. This one came out of an attic in Maine after someone passed away. Other items show a very rich irish Heritage.
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