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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!

All comments are most welcome but it has to be subjects related to banknotes or banknotes collection. If not, it will not be approved. Thanks

01 August 2018

...Transdniestria - 1 Ruble 100th Anniversary of State Police / Militsiya 1917-2017

Република Молдовеняскэ Нистрянэ
Приднестровская Молдавская Республика

Transnistria 1 Ruble Commemorative notes introduced on 18.12.2017. This note celebrates the 100th Year of the State Police/Militsiya (милиция). A total of 2500 pieces issued in a folder format. The design of this note is the same as the current 2007 print except that a logo/badge of the Transnistria Police/Militsiya is added to the watermark area.

One Ruble
Reverse - BC Prefix
Front Cover


  1. Hi,
    This banknote was issued to commemorate 100th anniversary of the establishment of the armed forces (вооружённые силы in Russian) not militsya (милиция) as you described. Almost all commemorative banknotes issued by Transnistria bank was issued on the occasion associated with the Soviet Union. The Red Army was established in 1918, Feb 23 (first battles of Pskov and Narva) - today this day is the national holiday in Russia celebrated as Defender of the Fatherland Day.
    The banknote commemorate also 27th anniversary of establishment of Transnistria armed forces. The badge (star) on the banknote is the Order "For Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" that was created on October 28, 1974. The 1st class order was given only 13 times, which makes him the least-awarded Soviet decoration.

  2. Thanks KASG1967 for your input. Much appreciated.