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5 Gulden 2000, Suriname

in Krause book Number: 146
Years of issue: 01.01.2000 - 01.01.2004
Edition: --
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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5 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.


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Passiflora Quadrangularis

On the right side is the Giant Granadilla, Barbadine (Trinidad), Giant Tumbo or Badea, Passiflora quadrangularis, produces the largest fruit any species within the genus Passiflora. It is a perennial native to the Neotropics, having smooth, cordate, ovate or acuminate leaves; petioles bearing from 4 to 6 glands, an emetic and narcotic root, scented flowers, and a large, oblong fruit, containing numerous seeds, embedded in a subacid edible pulp.

Rhinophylla pumilio

On the left side, presumably, the dwarf little fruit bat (Rhinophylla pumilio).

It is a species of leaf-nosed bat from South America. Dwarf little fruit bats are found in across much of northern South America east of the Andes, from northern Bolivia, through eastern Peru and Ecuador, across northeastern and Amazonian Brazil, and into southern Colombia and Venezuela, and throughout the Guianas. They are widespread, and generally present in large numbers where they are found, preferring primary forest below 1,400 m (4,600 ft), but are also sometimes found in more disturbed habitats, including plantations and pastures, and in open savannah. Presented as a combined image (on the obverse and reverse).

Central Bank of Suriname

The building of Central Bank of Suriname in Paramaribo.

On the right side is a logo of Surinamese Bank.

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


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Campephilus rubricollis

The Red-necked Woodpecker (Campephilus rubricollis) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests.

Bottom left are the profiles of four butterflies.

Top right is 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

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.

Denominations in numerals are top left and bottom right.