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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

01 April 2011

Singapore - 2002 BCCS to MAS Commemorative

Fifty Dollars, ND2002 PNL
Notes issued to commemorate the changing of name from Board of Commissioner of Currency of Singapore to Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Note printed with Old and New Central Bank Logos
s. Lee Hsien Loong Without Overprint, Matching Serial Numbers
s. Hu Tsu Tau
Folder Cover
Only 5000 Folders issued at S$168 each.


  1. But both banknotes is issued for BCCS?
    Written under the signature?
    Got them during your recent trip there?

  2. Hi Wilson

    Yes, you are correct. However I am wondering if the hologram has MAS on the newer note? I have put the notes away and therefore can't confirm this.