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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

04 September 2013

Philippines - 50 Piso St Pedro Calungsod Canonisation 1673-2012

Commemorating St Pedro Calungsod Canonisation 1673-2012
Fifty Piso
Dated 2012, PNL
Philippines 50 Piso St Pedro Calungsod Canonisation 1673-2012 Commemorative. San Pedro Calungsod was born in 1654 and died as a martyr in Guam on 2.4.1672. He was also known as San Pedro Calungsod de Cebu and was officially canonised by Pope Benedict XVI at saint peter's Basilica in Vatican on 21.10.2012. It's incredible that the Central Bank keeps churning out commemorative notes just like minting new postage stamps and coins solely for numismatic purposes.

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