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Total commemorative banknotes issued is under 1,500 pieces. If you have achieved any figures close to this, then you are doing extremely well, as many of the older commemorative notes are hard to find even in poor conditions.

Opinion: Many collectors of commemorative banknotes would have come across with those Somaliland sets overprinted with gold and silver texts with the following wordings - 5th Anniversary of Independence 18 May 1996 [Sanad Gurade 5ee Gobanimadda 18 May 1996]. I believe these are "home made" (or fake) and not authorised by the central bank. My argument is simple. No central bank would have issued an overprint commemorative banknote that the texts are so large that it would cover the two signatures on the note as well as part of the serial numbers. Even if these are genuine notes, then these could be issued as souvenir sheets and not as legal tender. As I said before, this is my opinion. If you have paid top dollars for these, please think about my argument. There is always a sucker around the corner, including me of course!

All comments are most welcome but it has to be subjects related to banknotes or banknotes collection. If not, it will not be approved. Thanks

15 September 2010

Papua New Guinea - 2010 Full Set

Two Kina, ND2010 [polymer]
35th Year of Independence (15th of September1975) from Australia
Matching Serial Numbers AA10 000 222Reverse
Five Kina, ND2010
Ten Kina, ND2010
Twenty Kina, ND2010
Fifty Kina, ND2010
One Hundred Kina, ND2010

A complete set of polymer notes issued on 15.9.2010 to commemorate 35 Years of Independence (Independence Day 16.9.1975, from Australia). Unlike the two commemorative notes issued in 2009, this full set of notes are printed on polymer. As per previous commemorative released, all notes have the commemorative logo added to the notes ie 35 Anniversary 1975-2010. The design of the notes are similar to previous issues but with minor alterations. All notes are signed by the Governor Leonard Wilson Kamit and Simon Tosali (Secretary, Department of Treasury), and it should be noted that L Wilson Kamit has been replaced as the Bank Governor by Loi Martin Bakani since 9.12.2009 for a term of 7 years. Obviously that these commemorative notes were planned well in advance before the end of L Wilson Kamit term as Governor.

The first 500 sets were released in a folder and sold at a premium price. The folder provides additional features/information on each note, and the size of the folder is so large that I am not be able to scan the entire cover for displaying it here on my site. These sets all come with matching serial numbers. These limited premium edition sets are for worldwide distribution and it comes with a certificate. Generally speaking, the issue price for this set is quite expensive in my opinion, but it is still worth having one set as collection. I suppose they have justified the selling price by also providing a plastic cover for protection of the cover/album too. This is the only way to get them with AA prefix and with low serial number. Whether this premium folder release is a success or not, time will tell.
Folder CoverCeritificate

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