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10 Gulden 2000, Suriname

in Krause book Number: 147
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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10 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.

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10 Gulden 2000

Guzmania lingulata

On the right side is Guzmania lingulata or scarlet star. It is a species of flowering plant in the bromeliad family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae, native to rainforest habitats in Central America, northern South America and the West Indies. It is an evergreen epiphytic perennial. The Latin word lingulata means "tongue-shaped".

Macrodontia cervicornis

On the left side is Macrodontia cervicornis. It is one of the largest beetles, with known specimens exceeding 17 cm in length. Part of this length is due to the enormous mandibles, from which it derives both of the names in its binomen: Macrodontia means "long tooth", and cervicornis means "deer antler". 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:

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Anthracothorax viridigula

The green-throated mango (Anthracothorax viridigula) is a hummingbird that breeds from northeastern Venezuela, Trinidad and the Guianas south to northeasterm Brazil. In Brazil, the bird is only found on the narrow Atlantic coastal strip north and south of the Amazon River outlet, and a strip along the river proper, about 1500 km upstream. It is a local or seasonal migrant. This small bird inhabits mangrove swamp and moist lowland savannah.

Catonephele numilia

Left of the bird are four butterflies, presumably, the Blue-frosted Banner, Blue-frosted Catone, Grecian Shoemaker, or Stoplight Catone (Catonephele numilia). It is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family, found in Central and South America.

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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