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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

20 June 2014

Philippines - 2013 100 Piso National Year of the Rice Commemorative

One Hundred Piso
Dated 2013
On 18.10.2012, the Philippines President Benigno S Aquino lll declared 2013 the National Year of Rice. The NYR is a government programme led by the Department of Agricultural. The aim of this programme is to achieve rice self sufficiency in the country. Rice is a staple food for more than half the world's population, and rice is also a staple food for the majority of the people in the Philippines as well. This programme involved everyone from the farmers to the end users by encouraging the use of better technologies to increase better quantity and quality of rice and also to reduce consumption wastage among the end users.

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