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.

12 February 2014

Jamaica $2 FAO 1973 Commemorative

Two Dollars
ND1973, P58
This 1973 Commemorative note was issued (released in 1974) to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 - 1973. The design of the note is the same as those $2 first released in 1970 but with additional texts added on the reverse side of the note - "Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 - 10 December - 1973" and "Toward Food Education Employment For All Articles 23 - 26". This note bears the governor signature of G. Arthur Brown (1967-1977).
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