To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the poet Julius Slowacki, the National Bank of Poland issued 80,000 new 20-zloty (US$6.90) notes on 23 September 2009. The notes were issued in a folder at a price of 29-zloty each, which makes these non-circulating numismatic products. Dated 08 STYCZNIARead More…

On 18 August 2009, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank introduced a 10-ruble banknote (BNP202a) commemorating 15 years of national currency. 1,000 copies of the note were packaged in a special folder. All have sold out at US$50 each. The note is a completely new design, featuring the date (2009) and aRead More…

This 50-baht (US$1.45) specimen with commemorative overprint was issued on 1 November 2004 to commemorate the inauguration of the Note Printing Works. The banknote comes in a blue folder. This note exists only as a specimen; there is no regular issue with this overprint (shown below broken into two linesRead More…

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of regaining independence, the National Bank of Poland sold 80,000 new 10-złoty notes packaged in a folder for 15 złotych each beginning on 30 October 2008. The front of this note depicts Commander Józef Piłsudski and the front façade of the Belweder Palace. The backRead More…

  According to a March 8, 2008, article in Macau Daily Times, the Macau branch of the Bank of China (BOC) is set to issue four million 20-pataca (US$2.50) banknotes in commemoration of the 29th Olympic Games that will be held in Beijing during August 2008. A spokesman of theRead More…

BNP114 (P117): 16 บาท (baht) (US$0.50) Blue, brown, green, and gold. Front: Thai text; facsimiles of old 1-, 5-, and 10-baht notes. Back: Thai text; scenes from the life of Rama IX. Solid security thread with demetalized Thai text. Watermark: Constitution on phan (decorated tray with pedestal). Printer: (Note PrintingRead More…

The above note commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement between both Brunei and Singapore. The note is available individually, in uncut sheets of three or 24 notes (200 and 25 sheets produced, respectively), and in a limited edition of 2,000 sets with similar Singapore notes bearing matchingRead More…

BNP812 (P178): 50 złotych (US$12) Blue, brown, and green. Front: Polish text; coat of arms with crowned eagle; world map; John Paul II holding crucifix-topped staff; Peter’s keys. Back: Polish text; Peter’s keys; inauguration of John Paul II with cardinal Stefan Wyszynski; quotation from Letter to Poles; Jasna Góra MonasteryRead More…