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Commemorative banknotes and coins

Are there any in your currency collection?
7 years ago, March 24th 2012 No: 1 Msg: #153675  
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A couple of weeks ago when I was looking (unsuccessfully) for an old vaccination card, I came across a couple of the $10 commemorative banknotes that were released here in NZ for the new millenium.

Among the coins and banknotes you've kept as souvenirs, are there any which commemorate special events?

[Edited: 2012 Apr 01 09:04 - Jo Trouble:16935 ]
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7 years ago, March 24th 2012 No: 2 Msg: #153686  
Hi Jo,

We have a small collection of coins and bills from around the world and we recently gave them to our nephew who loves to match the coins to the countries in the atlas. A future traveler in the making!

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7 years ago, March 24th 2012 No: 3 Msg: #153687  
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Years in the future he may will post on a travel forum (hopefully TB!) about how that was the spark that lit the travel fire for him! Reply to this

7 years ago, March 30th 2012 No: 4 Msg: #153933  
Great thread Jo!

I always try to save one set of coins produced by the countries I visit. The only commemorative currency I have is an Israeli 50 Agorot coin commemorating David Ben-Gurion. Along the way, I've also inexplicably managed to pick up 1,2 and 10 pence coins minted for the Ascension Islands. Reply to this

7 years ago, March 30th 2012 No: 5 Msg: #153937  

I remember the first time I went to Mexico ( years ago) and for $1 you got about 10,000 pesos. It was crazy. I felt like I was playing Monopoly all week. So many countries really have beautiful coins and bills.

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7 years ago, March 30th 2012 No: 6 Msg: #153941  
These are not commemorative as such, but interesting nevertheless. I was having a conversation about this thread with my wife when she disappeared and came back with the notes you see below.

Life is full of surprises 😊

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