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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

19 January 2013

Macau - Bank Of China 2012 Year of the Dragon Commemorative

Ten Patacas, Dated 1,1,2012
Commemorating Chinese Lunar New Year - Year of the Dragon (23.1.2012 - 9.2.2013)
Bank Of China, Note issued on 12.1.2012
"Gong Xi Fa Cai"

Ten Patacas
 Second Reprint - 8 Digits Serial Number
ND2012, P115


  1. sell? 017-4506238 Kelvin

  2. Hi Kelvin,

    I do know someone in KL who has spares. I will let him to decide if he wants to sell or not.


  3. Where to purchase this banknotes? Market price?

  4. I have no idea what the market price of this note is. Your guess is as good as mine. It seems that they are no shortage of supply and given that this is a low value note, I do not expect them to fall in the near future too, after all, most dealers would have the financial means to hold them as long as they want unless they get the price they asked for. If you can get them for less that US$10 each, go for it.