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Survey of Limerick Soviet Notes • How many are out there?

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:29 pm
by Mac
The Limerick Soviet
The 'Limerick Soviet' is a term given to a general strike in Limerick city from 15 to 27 April 1919, organised by the Limerick Trades and Labour Council, as a protest against the British army's declaration of a "Special Military Area" under the Defence of the Realm Act, which covered most of Limerick city and a part of the county. The soviet ran the city for the period, printed its own money and newspaper and organised the supply of food.
(part taken from wikipedia)

An article on the event is available here.

A book on the Limerick Soviet is available as a pdf download, "Forgotten Revolution - The Limerick Soviet 1919" by Liam Cahill, Special on-line edition 2003.

Limerick Soviet Notes are among the rarest of Irish Notes.
There are three denominations.


I believe the banknotes were first noted in numismatic circles around 1969.
Members are invited to post in this thread pictures of notes they have seen or recorded.

Limerick Soviet One shilling note
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Limerick Soviet Five shilling note
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Limerick Soviet Ten shilling note
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EDIT: Added images.

Re: Survey of Limerick Soviet Notes • How many are out there?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:46 pm
by DOC
Here is a 10 shilling note with a different signature variation.

Limerick Soviet Note. No sig

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:23 pm
by Mac
Here's a Limerick Soviet note with no signatures.

Re: Survey of Limerick Soviet Notes • How many are out there?

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:29 pm
by Mac
I've been doing a lot of work on these lately. There should be some interesting results soon.

Re: Survey of Limerick Soviet Notes • How many are out there?

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:51 am
by Mac
New content added to the Limerick Soviet section on the main website.
I'll be adding lots more pictures also, during the site upgrade process.

Re: Survey of Limerick Soviet Notes • How many are out there?

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:44 pm
by Mac
The Limerick Soviet Note Census (LSNC) is progressing nicely, with a good range of the notes now recorded.

The census will be the subject of an article in Coin News within the next few months.

Re: Survey of Limerick Soviet Notes • How many are out there?

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:42 pm
by Mac
Here is a variation of the Limerick Soviet notes—some of the later notes were printed on grey-bluish paper rather than the off-white of most notes.

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Re: Survey of Limerick Soviet Notes • How many are out there?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:46 am
by Mac
Three more Limerick Soviet notes have been recorded recently, two 10s notes and one 5s note, all in the National Museum of Ireland.

Re: Survey of Limerick Soviet Notes • How many are out there?

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 2:12 am
by ThePloughman
So what’s the count on these in the survey now?

Re: Survey of Limerick Soviet Notes • How many are out there?

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:41 pm
by Mac
38 notes have been recorded so far.

Re: Survey of Limerick Soviet Notes • How many are out there?

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:39 pm
by Jenny007
Have any shown up outside Ireland ? Hoping I stumble across one States side, but no luck yet !!

Re: Survey of Limerick Soviet Notes • How many are out there?

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:24 pm
by Mac
10 Shillings Number 261 (pictured at the top post), and the note above which doesn't have a number both turned up in the US.
261 tourned up in a collectibles shop in San Francisco around 10 years a go, with a provenance indicating it was a
souvenir kept by the then (1919) American Consul General to Ireland, C. M. Hataway Jr, so there is hope of a nice find over there :)