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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!

18 July 2016

Poland - 1050th Anniversary of the Baptism of Poland

This is the 8th commemorative note issued by the Polish National Bank since 2006. This note celebrates the 1050th Anniversary of the Baptism of Poland. The two portraits on the note are Dobrawa (Doubravka of Bohemia 940-977) and Mieszko l (Mieszko I of Poland 930-992). Dobrawa was a Bohemian princess of the Premyslid dynasty and Mieszko l was the ruler of the Polans. They were both married to each other and had three children.

Twenty Zloty
Dated 2016
Obverse: Doubravka of Bohemia, King Miezko I. 2050 rocznica CHRZTU POLSKI (2050 Anniversary Baptism Poland)
Reverse: Gniezno Cathedral, Royal Chalice of Trzemeszno
Dated: 23 Listopada 2015 (23.11.2015)
Face value: 20 Złoty
Dimensions: 144mm x 77mm
Quantity: 35,000 pieces
Bank's standard folder
Information Sheet
Below are the commemorative notes issued since 2006

Date             Theme                                                                     Qty               I/P Zloty
16.10.2006 : Anniv of Pope John Paul ll elected to the papacy  2,000,000    15
23.09.2009 : 200th Yr of birth of J Slowacki                                   80,000    29
26.02.2010 : 200th Yr birth of Frederic Francois Chopin              120,000    50
06.12.2011 : 100th Yr of the Nobel Prize                                         60,000    47
05.08.2014 : 100th Yr of formation of the Polish Legions*             50,000    60
24.08.2015 : 600th Yr birth of Jan Dlugosz                                      30,000    72
12.04.2016 : 1050th Yr of the Baptism of Poland                             35,000    75

Note: The above info may not be 100% accurate. No in depth research has been conducted to ensure the accuracy of any of my posts.
Note *: Polymer note

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