1920 Republic of Ireland Bond Certificate Ten Dollars. SPECIMEN

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Here is a summary of Republic of Ireland Bonds reported to date. Images are sought for denominations listed in red.
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I wonder if the National Library might have any examples of the First Internal loan certificates.

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Good suggestion, it looks like the National Library has examples of these First Internal Loan Certificates. I’ll make a visit when it reopens. :)

I came across a $10 External Loan Bond recently sold alongside an interesting photo showing bond sellers outside the US Capitol. It gives some insight into the fund raising activities of Eamon De Valera in the USA. The caption on the photo reads as follows:

Photograph at the US Capitol, of Congressmen John J. Eagan and Cornelius A. McGlennon, both of New Jersey with two Irish Bond sellers, Eileen Quinlisk and Amelia Rosser.
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There appears to be two colour variants for the $10 First External Loan Bonds, namely, green and steel grey. Examples attached. The first posting in this thread of a specimen bond appears to be of the green variant.
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The Prospectus for the 1920 bonds.
Thanks to the Member who emailed me these!


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Interesting to see the Prospectus and reference to the larger denominations above $100 which appear to be rare.

I came across this interesting article which mentions a link between the original Fenian Bonds issued in the US in the 1860’s and the Republic of Ireland Bonds issued by De Valera and the first Dáil.

https://www.thejournal.ie/in-1973-the-g ... 0-Jan2019/

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The deadline for repayment was 30 June 1936. After that the bonds became collectibles!

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