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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!

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18 November 2012

...Colombia 10000 Pesos Oro Commemorative 1992-1994

Quin-Centennial of Colombus' Voyage to America 12.10.1492
Ten Thousand Pesos Oro
Dated 1992, P437
Ten Thousand Pesos Oro
Dated 1993, P437A
 Ten Thousand Pesos Oro
Dated 1994, P437A
Reverse - Native Birds of Colombia, from left to right: great flamingo, andean condor, green honeycreeper, andean cock of the rock, blue and yellow macaw, hotzin, scarlet ibis, yellow-hooded blackbird, metallic green tanager, white pelican, magnificent frigate bird, keel-billed toucan, baltimore oriole, scarlet macaw, yellow crowned parrot and red-capped cardinal. In all, 16 of these beautiful creatures displayed all on one tiny piece of paper. I really enjoy having this note. I like it so much that I bought all three of them and I hope you like it too.

P/S..According to the SCWPM, one million pieces of the 1993 prints were stolen in 1994 (that's 10,000,000,000 Pesos Oro or 10 Billions Pesos Oro).

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