670+ pieces collected and counting

there are approximately 1,466+/- pieces of Commemorative banknotes issued, excluding those repeats

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Total commemorative banknotes issued is under 900 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 came 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 and not authourised by the central bank. My argument is simple. No central banks would have issued an overprint commemorative banknote that the texts are so large that it would covered 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 sheet 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.

25 April 2013

Venezuela - 20 Bolivares 1987 Commemorative

200th Birth of General Rafael Urdaneta
Twenty Bolivares
Dated 1987, P71
Reverse
Venezuela 20 Bolivares 1987 (P71). A very nice commemorative note here, issued to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of General Rafael Jose Urdaneta y Faria (1788-1845). The reserve of the note features the Battle of Lake Maracaibo, depicting more than 40 ships in the battle. General Rafael Urdaneta was a hero of the Spanish American wars of Independence in several countries in northern South America.

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