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Ballykinlar tokens

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Ballykinlar tokens

Post#1 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:59 pm

Ballykinlar Internment Camp Tokens 1919-1922

During the Irish war of independence the British military commenced the internment of known Irish nationalists at Ballykinlar. The Ballykinlar Internment Camp was located at Abercorn Barracks in present day Northern Ireland. At its peak the internment camp was home to several thousand internees. The camp was rather like a POW camp in that it had a certain autonomy over its own internal affairs. One of the manifestations of this was the issue of tokens by the internees for use as currency inside the camp.

The tokens are written in Irish, which translates as: “Irish imprisoned in Ballykinlar."

I came across some pics of these recently when I was looking for something else.
The section on Ballykinlar tokens in the main website will be upgraded with these larger pics shortly.

Meanwhile, here is a Ballykinlar One Shilling Token, face and reverse:

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Post#2 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:12 pm

I updated the Ballykinlar Token page of the main web site with new, bigger better pics.



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Post#3 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:51 am

Uh nice. dunno anything about these. Are they rare? Nothin much out there on them



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Post#4 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:17 pm

Quite rare. They turn up occasionally in auction.



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Post#5 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:42 pm

Incidently, I have heard suggestions that there is a 2/6 token, but I have never seen one, or a picture of one.
It is a denomination that would make sense though.



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Post#6 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:06 am

Rumours of a 10/- Ballykinlar token were well founded. By good fortune I came across this photo recently.
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Post#7 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:19 am

Nice! Do you know what is onthe reverse of it? I guess it is the same as the 5/- token.



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Post#8 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:24 am

Are any tokens denominated in pounds known, such as 1 pound, 2 pounds, 5 pounds?



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Post#9 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:29 am

Yes. There are £1 tokens. You should have a look at the Ballykinlar token page on the irishpapermoney website for a full list of them.



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Post#10 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:29 pm

I don't have an image of the reverse. Just spotted the 10 shilling token in an old auction catalogue. I doubt that denominations higher than £1 exist. However, the 2s 6d would be a logical denomination which has not been seen to date.



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Post#11 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:40 pm

@Doc
Nice find! I will add it to the web site Ballykinlar page. That leaves just the mystery of the 2/6 to be solved.
The reverse of the 10 Shilling might be similar to the 5 Shilling, only a guess there though.

EDIT: Duly added to the main website :)



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