c o m m e m o r a t i v e

| home |

| africa | america | asia | east asia | europe | oceania | south east asia |

| COMMEMORATIVE | hybrid | polymer | australia |

. . . . list of anniversary names . . . .

| a | b | c | d | e | f | g | h | i | j | k | l | m | n | o | p | q | r | s | t | u | v | w | x | y | z |

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

11 February 2011

Ghana - 2 Cedis 2010 Commemorative

Two Cedis, Dated 6.3.2010 PNLReverse
The above note celebrated the Centenary birth of Dr Kwame Nkrumah. He was born on the 21.9.1909 and died on 27.4.1972. Between 1957 to 1960, he was the first Prime Minister of Ghana and between 1960 to 1966 the first President of Ghana. In February 1966 while on state visit to North Korea and China, his government was overthrown by a military coupe led by Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka and the National Liberation Council. He never returned to Ghana and lived in exile in Conakry, Guinea. In 1971 he then went to Bucharest Romania for medical treatment and in February 1972 died of skin cancer in Bucharest at the age of 62. In Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is named after him.

No comments:

Post a Comment