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

1919. The short-lived General Strike in Limerick which produced an interesting banknote issue.
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Have any additional Limerick notes surfaced recently?
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Nope. I haven't seen one in a while now.
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LSNC total of recorded notes now stands at 42 notes

I came across another 1/- note today! It fits into the current categorisation as A1: correct signatures; stamped; numbered.
The note is a decent VF, and is in the National Museum of Ireland.

The note also extends the number bracket recorded for the One shilling notes by 37, up to 399. It is the highest number seen for any denomination.

Limerick soviet 1 Shilling Note number 399
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That's a very nice find and very interesting to see such a high number !

I wonder does it suggest 400 or more per denomination?
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400 per denomination sounds reasonable for the 1 Shilling and 10 Shilling (highest seen 357), not sure if we can say that for the 5 Shilling yet as the highest number seen is well short at 195.
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Mac, I came across this Limerick Soviet 10 Shillings while looking for something else. Is it recorded in the census? An interesting feature is the missing oval stamp.
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A nice find. This one is new tot he census.
Number 261 is also recorded in the census, and it does have the oval stamp on it.
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I've been checking all the Bank of England Museum tweets and this Limerick 10s #275 is highlighted by them. Presumably it's in their museum!
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Mac, thanks for the confirmation.

Callahiljo, worth keeping a look out for those Bank of England Museum tweets !
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Are these new? Coming up in Stacks Bowers in January 2022, I believe.
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These are interesting. They are new to the census.

What makes them interesting is that numbers close to each of the denominations pictured above have already been recorded, as follows: 1 Shilling, No.83; 5 Shillings, No.55; 10 Shillings, No.164 (These are listed in a Limerick Soviet Article in Coin News (Nov.2015), with updates in later editions of Irish Banknotes). The three notes listed were recorded over 15 years ago, are AU and had come to the market together in a group. I will post pictures of these three notes later.

Considering that we now have some notes in sequence or near sequence, it may transpire that there are more instances of the notes in sequence to the one pictured above.

In sum we have: 1s - No.81, 83; 5s - No.55, 56; 10s - No.162, 164. There is definitely room for a few more examples which may reasonably be considered to exist here, and in nice grade.
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A new note to the census is on offer in the upcoming Mullen's sale on 28 May, 2022.

This is quite a presentable example. The signatures appear to be correct, making it a 'standard issue' note, though the signature of John Cronin is a bit faded. Although not previously observed, the fading of the signature could be caused by moisture damage to the note - a closer examination would be desirable.

The note is number 375, high on the run of recorded notes.
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The total number of Limerick Soviet notes recorded now stands at 46.
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