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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. There is always a sucker around the corner!

20 September 2014

New Zealand $20 Commemorative Queen Elizabeth the Second 70th Birthday 1996

Twenty Dollars
Dated 1996, P184
New Zealand 1996 $20 Commemorative. Queen Elizabeth the Second (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on 21st April 1926. She acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom following the death of her father, King Groege VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George 1895-1952) on 6.2.1952. In addition to the United Kingdom, she is also the constitutional monarch of 15 nations around the world, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The Queen is also the head of the Commonwealth of Nations.

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