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there are approximately 1,466+/- pieces of Commemorative banknotes issued, excluding those repeats

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Total commemorative banknotes issued is under 900 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!

01 June 2015

Transnistria - 2014 National Currency 20th Year Anniversary

One Ruble
Dated 2007 Issued 2014
Five Rubles
Dated 2007 Issued 2014
Ten Rubles
Dated 2007 Issued 2014
Twenty-Five Rubles
Dated 2007 Issued 2014
Folder Front Covers for One and Five Rubles
Folder Front Covers for Ten and Twenty-Five Rubles
Transnistria, Trans-Dniestr or Transdniestria or whatever name or spelling you want to use. Transnistria, a strip of land, is a breakaway state that is located between Moldova on the left and Ukraine on the right. Following the breakup of the Soviet Union empire, Transnistria declared independence in 1990 and then fought a brief war with Moldova in 1992 as it did not want to be part of Moldova. These 4 notes of 1, 5, 10 and 25 Rubles (full set) were released in 2014, celebrating the nation's 20th Year of National Currency, the Transnistrian Ruble. These commemorative notes were issued in separate folders and is limited to 2020 sets only. The designs for these notes are the same as current issues but with commemorative text (1994-2014) overprint added. Here, the four notes that I have posted are all have matching serial numbers. The folders are printed on a A4 size and it's folded into 3 equal parts. There are no plastic sleeve to hold the note on each folder, but instead on the center of the folder there are have two U shape cuts to allow the note to be "clipped" onto, if you want to. I personally suggest that you do not do that as in the long run, the notes may get damaged with an indented marks on the notes (both top and bottom edges). I am not sure what language the folder is printed with (Russian or Cyrillic/Moldovan alphabet) but there are no English to translate them. The official languages in Transnistria are Russian, Romanian and Ukrainian. Other than to a collector, the Transnistrian Ruble has little or no negotiation value outside it's territory. Transnistria is not a member of the United Nations and is not recognised by any of the United Nations member state.

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