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Fenian Bonds

Posted: 29 Jan 2015 14:28
by Mac
These aren't banknotes. But they look like notes, so we collect them!
A nice piece of Irish-American history.

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Re: Fenian Bonds

Posted: 16 Feb 2016 17:33
by Mac
Here's one I haven't seen in a loooooong time!
they turn up occasionally, usually vastly overpriced, and don't sell thus.

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Fenian Bond 100 Dollars.

Re: Fenian Bonds

Posted: 13 Aug 2017 16:19
by Jenny007
Would welcome any good sites or material to further research these notes - thanks

Re: Fenian Bonds

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 21:05
by Mac
There aren't any web sources of information on the Fenian Bonds that I know of. I plan to do a thread on them when I get the chance.

Re: Fenian Bonds

Posted: 01 Oct 2017 21:22
by ThePloughman
5 Dollar Fenian bond.
They are pretty, but not my thing. I prefer the Irish bank notes.

Re: Fenian Bonds

Posted: 09 May 2019 17:48
by ThePloughman
2 kinds of Fenian 50 Dollar bond.
Are the square ones later or earlier issues?

Re: Fenian Bonds

Posted: 09 May 2019 22:33
by DOC
Yes, there are two different issues. The O'Mahony bonds were issued by one wing of the Fenians for 'The Irish Republic' while the Scanlon bonds were issued by another wing of the Party for 'The Republic of Ireland'. Most of the notes fall within the date range 1865-1867. Here is an example of a $5 bond with the O'Mahony signature. No $5 bonds have been observed for the Scanlon issue.

Re: Fenian Bonds

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 00:51
by ThePloughman
10 Dollar bill with reverse.
These sure were nice designs.

Re: Fenian Bonds

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 14:53
by Mac
As far as I recall, the 10, 20 and 50 of this design had a similar reverse.
These bonds were very like US banknotes of the era.

Re: Fenian Bonds

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 19:47
by DOC
Those bonds were attractively designed. Here is an example of an O'Mahony Issue $10. Curiously, this bond is uniface unlike the Scanlon $10.

Re: Fenian Bonds

Posted: 25 Jun 2019 20:14
by DOC
Here is an example of an O'Mahony Issue $20.