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25 Gulden 2000, Suriname

in Krause book Number: 148
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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25 Gulden 2000

Description

Watermark:

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.

Avers:

25 Gulden 2000

Couroupita guianensis

On the right side is Couroupita guianensis, known by several common names, including cannonball tree, is a deciduous tree in the family Lecythidaceae, which also contains the Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa). It is native to the rainforests of Central and South America.

praying mantis

Bottom left, presumably, is praying mantis or Stagmatoptera. Presented as a combined image (on the obverse and reverse).

Central Bank of Suriname

The building of Central Bank of Suriname.

On the right side is a logo of Surinamese Bank.

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

Revers:

25 Gulden 2000

Ramphastos tucanus Linnaeus

Red-billed toucan (Ramphastos tucanus Linnaeus).

Based on a model of deforestation in the Amazon basin, and the species's susceptibility to hunting, it is suspected that its population is declining rapidly over three generations, and it has therefore been classified as Vulnerable.

Ramphastos tucanus has a wide from eastern Venezuela through Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, east of the Rio Negro in northeast Brazil and also south of the Amazon in northern Pará and Maranhão states.

Parides lysander

Also, bottom left, are the four butterflies, presumably Parides lysander. It is a species of butterfly in the Papilionidae family. It is found in the Neotropical ecozone.

Top right - 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.

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