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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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22 March 2013

Belize - 20 Dollars 2012 Central Bank Commemorative 3oth Anniversary

30th Anniversary of the Central Bank of Belize
Twenty Dollars
Dated 1.1.2012, PNL
This note was issued to celebrate the country's Central Bank's 30th Anniversary. This is also the country first ever commemorative banknote issued to celebrate this very special occasion. The Central Bank of Belize was established on 1.1.1982. Prior to that, the country central bank was known as Board of Commissioners of Currency (1894-1976) and Belize Monetary Authority (1976-1981) before changing to the current name in 1982.

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