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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!

06 January 2018

Poland - 20 Zloty 2017 Commemorative 300th Year of the Coronation of the Mother of God's Image in Jasna Gova

This is a 20 Zloty Commemorative note issued on 21.08.2017 celebrating the 300th Year of the Coronation of the Mother of God's Image in Jasna Gova. The note is printed with the date of 10 May 2017. This celebration was approved by the Polish government on 28.01.2017 as a jubilee year for the celebration for the first canonical coronation of the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the Black Madonna. The Black Madonna is a revered icon of the Virgin Mary located at the Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, about 2+ hours drive south-west of Warsaw. With more than 94% of the Poland population are Catholic, the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa has a significant meaning to the Poles.

The note is signed by:
NBP President - Professor Adam Glapinski (since 2016)
Chief Treasurer - Mrs. Barbara Jaroszek
Printed by: Polish Security Printing Company SA (PWPW S.A.)
Quantity Issued; 55,000 set
Issue price; 60 Zloty each
Note designer: Justyna Kopecka

Twenty Zloty
Dated 2017
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