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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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01 September 2020

Dominican Republic - 2000 Pesos Oro 2000 Millennium Commemorative

República Dominicana
(Dominican Republic)

Banco Central De La Republica Dominicana
Currency - Peso Oro (DOP)

A 2000 peso oro note issued with the overprint of the 2000 Millennium logo, celebrating the Millennium in 2000. I understand that this was the first time a 2000 pesos oro printed by the central bank in 2000 and since then this note has been reprinted for general circulation but without the commemorative text on it.

As this was the first time a 2000 pesos oro was issued, the designs were completely new. On the front of the note, it features two well known Dominicans, Emilio Prud’Homme y Maduro (b.1856-1932) and José Rufino Reyes y Siancas (b.1836-1905).

Emilio Prud’Homme y Maduro was a Dominican lawyer, writer, and educator and is known for having authored the lyrics of the Dominican National Anthem. José Rufino Reyes y Siancas was a Dominican composer, known for writing the music in the Dominican national anthem. He also wrote secular and religious music.

The note is printed with the following commemorative text;-


On the back, it features the National Theater in Santo Domingo, the national's capital city.

Signatures - Héctor Valdez Albizu and Daniel Toribio
Printer - B A Banknote (British American Banknote Company - founded 1866)
Series First Prefix - AA
Size - 156.5mm x 67.5mm

Two Thousand Pesos Oro

Dated 2000, Emilio Prud’Homme y Maduro (1856-1932) and José Rufino Reyes y Siancas (1836-1905)
Reverse - National Theater in Santo Domingo
Are there anyone out there that are just as crazy as I am in collecting these millennium banknotes? If you are, please feel free to contact me as I would like to have a chat with you too.

I believe this is my second last note of the Millennium commemorative collection which I have been missing for 20 year. I delayed in getting this note prior to this as the asking price for this note was way ridiculously high and would not justify getting one then. Judging by the prefixes sighted, it is believed that at least 4.0 million pieces were printed for this commemorative note or could be more. I got this note much cheaper than those currently on offer. 

View all year 2000 millennium banknotes issued

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Appreciate it if you please let me know if you find any broken links. Some of the images here were scanned with 100 dpi. These were done a long time ago, however I am not going to redo them again. Those latest scans are all done with 300 dpi.

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