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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

11 February 2011

Great Britain - £10 Millennium s. Merlyn Lowther

Ten Pounds, ND2000 PNLReverse
Certificate of Authenticity
Front Cover

As this note was not listed on SCWWPM, I was not aware of this note until recently. As per the heading, this note was issued to celebrate the millennium year. This note has a same design as P385. Now you might want to know how can one tell if this is millennium issue? Well, the only way one can tell is from the serial number. In order to differential from those already released, this note is specially printed with a prefix of YR00 and follow by 00xxx. As a commemorative issue, this note was released in a folder and a certificate of authentication. Only 1500 folders issued, thus making this a very special note.

View all year 2000 millennium banknotes issued

Appreciate it if you please let me know if you find any broken links. Some of the images here were scanned with 100 dpi. These were done a long time ago, however I am not going to redo them again. Those latest scans are all done with 300 dpi.


  1. Listed in SCWPM under Collector Series, Bank of England 2000 Issue as CS10

  2. Hi Nutmegcollector

    Thanks for the info and thanks for your visit. Cheers