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5000 Gulden 2000, Suriname

in Krause book Number: 152
Years of issue: 01.01.2000 - 01.01.2004
Signatures: President: Henk Otmar Goedschalk (in office January 1985 to January 1994 and January 1997 to August 2000)
Serie: Birds and Flowers
Specimen of: 01.01.2000
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 х 70
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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5000 Gulden 2000



bank building watermark

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

In two rows an abbreviation of central bank of Suriname - CBVS.


5000 Gulden 2000

Psychopsis papilio

The butterfly orchid - Psychopsis papilio, is just one of eight species within the Psychopsis genus, although there can be a certain amount of confusion as a number of other orchid species outside of the Psychopsis genus which also go by the same common name.

Native to central America, notably Panama, Trinidad, Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana and Brazil, its defining feature is its long lasting flower which from a distance resemble large, brightly colored butterflies. Like many other species of orchid, the butterfly orchid is an epiphyte (a plant which grows harmlessly upon another plant deriving its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and accumulated debris). What looks like a head is in fact a modified petal, as are the very long antennae-like structures. The outspread, dappled yellow and brown, wings are not true petals as one would think but sepals (modified leaves).

The striking blooms are approximately 13-15 cm. long and emerge near the top of a the flowering stem, more correctly known as an inflorescence. Each stem will usually be between 60-150 cm. long depending on how long it has been producing flowers. Only one flower will be in bloom at any one time on the same stem. but mature plants can produce more than one inflorescence. The inflorescence will continues to grow, forming new buds often over a period of several years. (

Central Bank of Suriname

The building of Central Bank of Suriname in Paramaribo.

On the right side is a logo of Surinamese Bank.

Boa constrictor

Below, on the left side, is The boa constrictor. On the banknote is present, as a combined image, on the obverse and reverse.

The boa constrictor (Boa constrictor), also called the red-tailed boa or the common boa, is a species of large, non-venomous, heavy-bodied snake that is frequently kept and bred in captivity. The boa constrictor is a member of the family Boidae, found in tropical North, Central, and South America, as well as some islands in the Caribbean. A staple of private collections and public displays, its color pattern is highly variable yet distinctive. Ten subspecies are currently recognized, although some of these are controversial. This article focuses on the species Boa constrictor as a whole, and on the nominate subspecies B. c. constrictor.

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


5000 Gulden 2000

Aratinga solstitialis

The sun parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis), also known in aviculture as the sun conure, is a medium-sized, vibrantly colored parrot native to northeastern South America. The adult male and female are similar in appearance, with predominantly golden-yellow plumage and orange-flushed underparts and face. Sun parakeets are very social birds, typically living in flocks. They form monogamous pairs for reproduction, and nest in palm cavities in the tropics. Sun parakeets mainly feed on fruits, flowers, berries, blossoms, seeds, nuts, and insects. Conures are commonly bred and kept in aviculture and may live up to 30 years. This species is currently threatened by loss of habitat and trapping for plumage or the pet trade. Sun parakeets are now listed as endangered by the IUCN.

The coat of arms of Suriname

Top right are the coat of arms of Surinam and a map of Brokopondo Reservoir region.

The Brokopondo Reservoir, officially named "Professor Doctor Ingenieur W. J. van Blommestein Meer", and also called the Brokopondostuwmeer, is a large reservoir in the South American country Suriname. It is named after the Surakarta-born Dutch hydrological engineer Willem Johan van Blommestein. With a surface area of approximately 1,560 km² (602 mi²), depending on the current water level, it is one of the largest reservoirs in the world, flooding nearly one percent of the country.

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.

Denomination in numerals is bottom right. In top left corner is foil with The sun parakeet.


Diving security thread.