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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!

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15 December 2016

Portugal - 100 Escudos 1987 Commemorative

This 100 Escudos was printed in 1987 celebrating the country's 300th year of Paper Money. The design of this note was first issued in 1985. Since then this note has been reprinted 5 times before this commemorative note is issued. Whilst there are not commemorative logo or text added to this note, the commemorative note is only identified with the prefix of FIL.

One Hundred Escudos
ND1987, P179c
This is a note printed with the prefix of FIL to commemorate 300 Years of Portuguese Paper Money 1687-1987. The design of this note is the same as those first issued in 1986, however the note is printed with the prefix of FIL for this special commemorative. This note has the date of 12.2.1987 and has the signatures of José Alberto Tavares Moreira & António Carlos Feio Palmeiro Ribeiro

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