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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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12 February 2020

...Morocco - 20 Dirham Dated 2019 Celebrating 20th Anniversay of the Enthronement of King Mohammed Vl Polymer Note

المملكة المغربية
Kingdom of Morocco

Bank Al-Maghrib
Currency : Dirham (MAD)

This is a polymer commemorative note of 20 dirham issued in September 2019. This is a limited edition and is also the first time a polymer note is issued in Morocco.

This note is issued celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Enthronement of King Mohammed Vl (1999-2019). The design of this note depicts the portrait of King Mohammed Vl on the front and with some important projects completed during his 20 year reign as King of Morocco on the back. These projects include the Mohammed Vl Bridge (2016), the Solar Central "Door 3" (2016), the satellite "Mohammed Vl" (2018) and the High Speed Rail Line "Al Boraq" (2018).

This note is issued for general circulation.

Twenty Dirham
Dated 2019, King Mohammed Vl
Reverse - Mohammed Vl Bridge, the Solar Central "Door 3", the satellite Mohammed Vl" and the High Speed Rail Line "Al Boraq".


  1. The name of the solar central is "Noor 3". "Noor" means "light" in Arabic