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1000 Gulden 2000, Suriname

in Krause book Number: 151
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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1000 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.


1000 Gulden 2000

Orchidaceae violacea

The pink Orchid of Orchidaceae violacea or Cattleya violacea.

Cattleya violacea is a species of orchid native to the lowland rainforests of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins, being the most widespread of all Cattleya species in the wild. Orchids of this species grow on trees along rivers, as they require heat and moisture year round.

Central Bank of Suriname

The building of Central Bank of Suriname in Paramaribo.

On the right side is a logo of Surinamese Bank.

On the left side is The beetle. On the banknote is present, as a combined image, on the obverse and reverse. The type of beetle is still unknown.

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


1000 Gulden 2000

Royal flycatcher

The royal flycatchers are a genus, Onychorhynchus, of passerine birds in the family Tityridae family according to the IOC.

The species was first described by Philip Ludwig Stacieus Muller in 1776. The bird received a scientific name coronatus for a bright red tuft, which in translation means coronated. With the exception of the tuft, the rest of the bird looks like a flycatcher: the color is olive-gray, the beak is thin, the wings are pointed, the legs are short, the tail is of medium length. The bird’s diet includes various insects, mostly flying. The flycatchers lives in Central and South America.

The first scientific description of the species was made by the German zoologist Philip Ludwig Stacieus Muller in 1776. He gave the name of the name coronatus, which in Latin means coronated, comb, formed from the word corona - "crown". This bird got its name for a beautiful crest on its head. This distinctive feature of the bird is also emphasized by the Russian name.

A small bird with a body length of 15-17.5 cm. and body weight - 13-21 g. The beak is thin. The tail is commensurate with the length of the body. Paws are short. A distinctive feature of the crowned fly-eater is a bright red tuft on the head, by which this bird can be recognized. The color of the head, torso, wings and tail is olive-gray.

Usually the bird is silent. The cries of the bird can be referred to as "si-yuk" and "kir-lin"

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 an Royal flycatcher.


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