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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. There is always a sucker around the corner!

25 September 2013

Australia 1988 Ten Dollars Commemorative Block 4-Uncut

Commemoration of the 200 years since the first British settlement in Australia (1788-1988).
Ten Dollars Block of 4
Dated 26.1.1988
Reverse
Some interesting facts here about this uncut sheets. Together with the 4-uncut strip, half and full sheets, a total of 4,500 sheets were printed. Out of this, a total of 3,600 pieces (80% - sheets, blocks and strips) were sold at tender and bought by a dealer from Sydney. The remaining 900 pieces (20%) were retained by the bank. Of the 900 pieces, a total of 531 sheets, blocks and strips were then sold to senior bank staff at a price of $50 (127 x blocks or 316 x strips), $150 for half sheet (x 44) and $300 for full sheet (x 44). These uncut sheets were released in January 1989, one year after the circulating notes were released. There are no shortage in supply for these sheets judging by the amount of availability in the market, especially for the 4-Uncuts and the half sheets.

Footnote: once again, I need a larger scanner to fit in the uncut sheet. 

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