NOKOR North Korea commemorative notes – “Great leader” Kim II Sung 95th Anniversary

A few new notes I picked up, well not really “new” but it took me quite sometime to get a hold of these. I have been scouring the net for any info but all I pulled out is this:

North Korea banknote to commemorative “Great leader”
Kim II Sung 95th Anniversary.
朝鲜中央银行特别发行九种少量面值流通纪念钞 – 纪念伟大的领袖金日成诞辰95周年.

9 pcs North Korea Commemorative banknotes (1,5,10,50,100,200,500,1000 & 5000 Won) A complete set with folder of North Korean notes overprints has recently been reported. Unfortunately, little is known about these notes other than that they appear to be the latest issued notes (dates range from 1992 to 2007) with a common overprint in Korean and the Western numerals 95. The literal translation of the overprint is “Great leader Kim Ilsung comrade birth 95th.” Since he was born April 15, 1912, his 95th birthday would have been celebrated in 2007.

Info from banknotenews.com

These are the same old designs with overprints (words – top left).

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Thailand Commemorative Banknotes

Thailand Commemorative Banknotes

Some of my favorite commemorative notes from Asia come from Thailand, in my opinion their unusually large and colorful notes seem to outdo other commemorative issues by other South East Asian countries. They are known to be one of the most prolific issuers of commemorative notes in Asia, commemorating almost all events from royal birthdays to weddings. I myself try to collect them all with the 100 Baht comm. issues as my latest addition.

Here is a rundown of most Thai Commemorative notes:

– 5 baht (1969): Date of the inauguration of the Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand (commemorative text added to regular 5 baht notes)
– 10 baht (1969): Date of the inauguration of the Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand (commemorative text added to regular 10 baht notes)
– 60 baht (1987): King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 60th birthday
– 50 baht (1990): Princess Mother Srinagarindra’s 90th birthday (commemorative text added to regular 50 baht notes)
– 500 baht (1990): Princess Mother Srinagarindra’s 90th birthday (commemorative text added to regular 500 baht notes)
– 1000 baht (1992): Queen Sirikit’s 60th birthday (commemorative text added to regular 1000 baht notes)
– 10 baht (1996): 120th anniversary of the ministry of finance (commemorative text added to regular 10 baht notes)
– 50 baht (1996): King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 50th Anniversary of Accession to the Throne (polymer note)
– 500 baht (1996): King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 50th Anniversary of Accession to the Throne (polymer note)
– 500 baht (1996): King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 50th Anniversary of Accession to the Throne (a different emblem)
– 1000 baht (1999): King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 72nd birthday (a different emblem)
– 50 baht (2000): 50th Anniversary of Royal Wedding of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit
– 500,000 baht (2000): 50th Anniversary of Royal Wedding of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit
– 100 baht (2002): The Centenary of the issuance of Thai Banknotes
– 100 baht (2004): Queen Sirikit’s 72nd Birthday
– 60 baht (2006): 60th Anniversary Celebrations of Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Accession to the throne
– 16 baht (2007): King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 80th birthday (1, 5, 10 baht)
– 100 baht (2010): King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 60th Anniversary of Coronation Day and the 60th Anniversary of the wedding of the King and Queen Sirikit
– 100 baht (2011): King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 84th birthday
– 80 baht (2012): Queen Sirikit’s 80th birthday
– 100 baht (2012): Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 5th Cycle (60th) Birthday Anniversary