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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 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 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!

13 September 2014

Poland - 20 Zloty 2014 Polish Legions Commemorative Polymer 100th Year

Twenty Zloty
Dated 2014
Front Cover
Back Cover
Poland - Twenty Zloty celebrating the Centenary of the Formation of the Polish Legions. The Polish Legions was created on 16.8.1914 during the Austro-Hungarian monarchy era. At the peak of their strength in 1915, the legions consists of more than 12,000 soldiers and officers and fought in the great war between the Austro-Russian front between 1914-1916. Although the Legions was disbanded in 1917, it remains in the hearts and souls of the Polish people and because of this, this note is issued to commemorate the 100th Year of the formation of the Polish Legions. The front of the note depicts the image of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski (1867-1935) and the back of the note with images of Grant Cross with Star of the Order of Virtuti Militari awarded to Marshal Josef Pilsudski, and also the badge of the First Brigade of the Polish Legions and the eagle badge of the Polish Legions. Marshal Josef Pilsudski was a Polish statesman, Chief of State 1918-1922, First Marshal (from 1920) and leader of the Polish Second Republic between 1926 to 1935. The design of the note also include a hologram depicting Belvedere Palace. This is the first Polymer note ever issued by Poland. This note is printed by the Polish Security Printings Works (PWPW) with 50,000 folders released to the public for sale on 5.8.2014. Issue price 60 Zloty.

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