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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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13 July 2013

Saudi Arabia - 20 & 200 Riyals 1999 Commemorative Centennial of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

These are the two notes issued to commemorate the 100th year of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

In January 1902, Abdul Aziz (later known as Ibn Saud), son of Abdul Rahman, captured Riyadh, thus creating the third Saudi State. However according to the lunar calendar which Saudi Arabia follows, the centenary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was in 1999, and as such these two notes were released.  

Twenty Riyals, ND1999 P27
Centennial of Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaReverse

Two Hundred Riyals
nd1999 2000, P28

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