I posted this over in the coin forum but I wanted to share here as well after seeing this section. Developed and sold by the "fenians" or better know irish republic. They were created to build financial support for the Irish to create their own free country away from Britain's rule.
Hundreds of thousands were sold with a 6% annual interest rate after the republic was formed. The Irish opened up a shop in New York city that ran into the 1920s to pay out the bonds until with good notice the shop was closed. Almost all were turned in and destroyed. Thus making the leftovers quite scarce. This one was found in a attic in Maine and purchased by myself. I have only seen 2 sell at auctions in the last couple years as well as 2 others listed on eBay.
The engraving is absolutely stunning showing a women and her dog helping up the man who just got done fighting the civil war and asking if he has one more fight in him for his homeland.
I hope you all like it as much as I do