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5 Dollars 2010, Suriname

in Krause book Number: 162
Years of issue: 01.09..2010
Edition: --
Signatures: President: André Telting
Serie: 2010 Issue
Specimen of: 01.01.2004
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 х 70
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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5 Dollars 2010

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Building of Central Bank of Suriname and abbreviation (Centrale Bank van Suriname). Cornerstones.

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5 Dollars 2010

bank building

The building of Central Bank of Suriname was built in XVIII century. Right now I still looking for some additional info about this building.

Nymphaea Missouri

Right of the Bank building is the water lily Nymphaea Missouri.

Nymphaea ‘Missouri’ is a tropical night blooming waterlily created by English naturalist George Pring (1885-1974).

It is a beautiful, tropical, water lily with large white petals and a yellow core.

The coat of arms of Suriname

In lower left corner is the coat of arms of Suriname.

The coat of arms of Suriname was adopted on 25 November 1975. The motto reads Justitia - Pietas - Fides (“Justice - Piety - Fidelity”). It further consists of two natives who carry a shield. The left half of the shield symbolizes the past, as slaves were abducted via ship out of Africa. The right half, the side of the present, shows a Royal palm, also the symbol of a just person ("The just person should blossom like a palm"). The diamond in the middle is the stylized form of the heart, which is regarded as the organ of love. The points of the diamond show the four directions of the wind. Inside the diamond is a five-pointed star. This star symbolizes the five continents from which the inhabitants of Suriname migrated: Africa, America, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

In top right corner is a logo of Surinamese Bank.

Denomination in numeral top left. In numeral and words bottom right.

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5 Dollars 2010

Gran Rio Sula

Rapids on Grand Rio Sula river. From village Djumu onwards it is known as the Suriname River.

Cōcos nucifēra

On left side is the coconut palm.

The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family).

It is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. The spelling cocoanut is an archaic form of the word. The term is derived from the XIV century Portuguese and Spanish word coco meaning "head" or "skull", from the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features.

The coconut is known for its great versatility as seen in the many uses of its different parts and found throughout the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are part of the daily diets of many people. Coconuts are different from any other fruits because they contain a large quantity of "water" and when immature they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for drinking. When mature, they still contain some water and can be used as seednuts or processed to give oil from the kernel, charcoal from the hard shell and coir from the fibrous husk. The endosperm is initially in its nuclear phase suspended within the coconut water. As development continues, cellular layers of endosperm deposit along the walls of the coconut, becoming the edible coconut "flesh". When dried, the coconut flesh is called copra. The oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking and frying; coconut oil is also widely used in soaps and cosmetics. The clear liquid coconut water within is potable. The husks and leaves can be used as material to make a variety of products for furnishing and decorating. The coconut also has cultural and religious significance in many societies that use it.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners. In words, vertically, on right side.

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