619 pieces and counting

there are approximately 850+ pieces of Commemorative banknotes issued, excluding those repeats

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Total commemorative banknotes issued is about 750 pieces (give or take). 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 in any conditions.

03 August 2017

Brazil - 200 Cruzados Novos ND1989 Commemorative Centenary of Republic

This note was issued in 1989 celebrating the Centenary of the Republic, 1889 to 1989. This series is printed with prefix and suffix of A and the first 4 digits ranging from 0001 to 1964. The note is printed with the text - Republica I Centenario (Centennial Republic). The note depicts four men standing together, one of them is Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca, who deposed Emperor Dom Pedro ll on 15.11.1889 and declared Brazil a republic. Marshal Deodoro also became the first president of the republic from 1889 to 1891. 

Two Hundred Cruzados Novos (P221)
ND1989, P221
Reverse

08 June 2017

Ghana - 5 Cedis Central Bank 60th Anniversary Commemorative

Ghana 5 Cedis dated 04.03.17 and released to the public on 07.03.2017. This note was issued to celebrate the country 60th anniversary of the Central Bank of Ghana 1957-2017. The design of the note is completely new, with the main feature of Dr James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey (1875-1927) on the front and an oil exploring ship on the back. An Oil Platform in the open sea is also featured on the design. The note bears the signature of the bank's Governor Dr Abdul Nashiru Issahaku who was appointed to the role since 01.04.2016.

Five Cedis
Dated 2017, P43
Reverse
Note: Dr Abdul Nashiru Issahaku resigned as the Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana on 01.04.2017 citing personal reasons. Dr Issahaku was appointed to the post by the former president John Dramani Mahama, who then lost the election to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2016. Dr Issahaku became the shortest serving governor of Ghana’s central bank history, since it was founded in 1957. The new governor is Dr Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison.

01 June 2017

Mexico - 100 Pesos 2017 100th Anniversary of the Enachment of the Constitution of the United Mexican States 05.02.1917

On 05.02.2017, Banco de Mexico (Bank of Bank) released a commemorative 100 Pesos paper banknote celebrating the country's 100th Anniversary of the Enactment of the Constitution of the United Mexican States 1917-2017.

The design of the note features the followings:

Obverse: Luis Manuel Rojas Arreola (1871-1949) Chairman of Congress (L) and Venustiano Carranza (1859-1920) Head of State 1915-1917 and Mexico President 1917-1920 (R) - swearing in before the Constituent Assembly after amending the Constitution;

Reverse: Congressmen appear swearing to observe and enforce the Mexican Constitution.
 
The note's colour is predominant in red and yellow, printed with the date of 25 Ene 2016 (25.01.2016) and was released on the 100th Anniversary of the enactment of the constitution, 05.02.2017.

Collecting Mexican banknotes sometime can be tough and challenging as notes are usually signed by difference members of the Board of Government (Junta de Gobierno) even it was a single note issue. For this issue, I believe it comes in two series, AX and AY and each series also printed with five difference signatures varieties, all bearing the same Cashier's signature (Cajero Principal). Here I have posted 9 notes with AX series (prefixes K, L, M, N, P) and AY series (prefixes Q, R, S, T and U).

For this series you will find that both the AX and AY series are printed will matching signatures between them, ie

K & Q,
L & R,
M & S,
N & T; and
P & U.
It is believe that letter prefix O was not used.

One Hundred Pesos
Dated 2016, Series AX, Prefix K
Reverse
One Hundred Pesos
Dated 2016, Series AX, Prefix L
Reverse
One Hundred Pesos
Dated 2016, Series AX, Prefix M
Reverse
One Hundred Pesos
Dated 2016, Series AX, Prefix N
Reverse
One Hundred Pesos
Dated 2016, Series AX, Prefix P
Reverse
One Hundred Pesos
Dated 2016, Series AY, Prefix Q
Reverse
One Hundred Pesos
Dated 2016, Series AY, Prefix R
Reverse
One Hundred Pesos
Dated 2016, Series AY, Prefix S
Reverse
One Hundred Pesos
Dated 2016, Series AY, Prefix T
Reverse
One Hundred Pesos
Dated 2016, Series AY, Prefix U
Reverse
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01 May 2017

Swaziland - 20 Emalangeni 1989 King Mswati lll 21st Birthday Commemorative

This note was issued to celebrate King Mswati ll 21st birthday. The design of this note is the same as P16 but with the following commemorative text added to the watermark area; -

"His Majesty King Mswati lll 19.4.68-19.4.89."

Twenty Emalangeni
Dated 1989, P17a
Reverse