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10000 Gulden 2000, Suriname

in Krause book Number: 153
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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10000 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.


10000 Gulden 2000

Clusia grandiflora

Clusia grandiflora.

Received its name in honor of the botanist Carolus Clusius from the Netherlands. Clusia genus includes about 145 species, distributed mainly in subtropical and tropical regions. Evergreen shrub or tree reaching 25 meters in height. Grows as an Epiphyte in the ramifications of large trees, till the roots do not reach the ground and will not normally supply water and nutrients to the plant. It has a compact crown, attractive white-pink flowers and unusual fruits.

Widespread promotes high attractiveness of fruits for birds and some wild animals, the presence of even a single tree can lead to the gradual conquest of the surrounding space.

Clusia also called as "the tree of autographs" through interesting feature - the presence of a thin green skin on the surface of the leaves, on which can be left lingering long inscriptions.

Central Bank of Suriname

The building of Central Bank of Suriname in Paramaribo.

On the right side is a logo of Surinamese Bank.

Theraphosa blondi

Below, on the left side, is Theraphosa blondi (Goliath bird-eating spider).

It is the world’s heaviest spider. The heaviest on record was a captive adult female called Rosi, which topped the scales at 175g.

It usually feeds on insects such as crickets and beetles, but it also eats small mammals, frogs and reptiles, injecting venom into its prey with its 20mm fangs.

Although formidable to look at, a bite from this species is apparently no worse than a wasp sting.

Young Theraphosa blondi spiders take 2-3 years to mature, and female adults can live for up to 20 years. They are often kept as pets.

Like other tarantulas, Theraphosa blondi continues to moult into adulthood which enables it to regenerate any limbs that have been lost or damaged. The species was first described in 1804 by Pierre André Latreille, a French arthropodologist.

Theraphosa blondi is most frequently found in mountain rainforests in: Southern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, north-eastern Brazil.

This spider requires a habitat with high humidity. It lives in burrows, under fallen logs or in cavities under rocks. The biggest threat to this beautiful species is habitat destruction and loss.

Although called a bird-eater, this formidable-looking spider rarely eats birds.

But people eats this tarantulas. The Indians considered them as a delicacy. As well as the spiders eggs. (Natural History Museum)

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


10000 Gulden 2000

Spizaetus ornatus

Ornate Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus).

Ornate Hawk Eagles have striking black, white, and chestnut plumage. They live in forest habitats from central Mexico south to the Amazon Basin.

Ornate Hawk Eagles have a chestnut head and neck with a white throat and chest, a long black crest that can be raised or lowered, and a black back and upperwings. The underparts are white with bold black barring and the long tail is black with three gray-brown bars and a white tip. The eyes are a bright gold and the feet and cere are yellow; the beak is black and sharply hooked. Feathers extend down the leg, which gives them a slightly trousered look. The wings are blunt and rounded in flight, the underwing is pale gray with four black bars, and the lesser wing coverts have white tips. The subspecies S. o. vicarius has brighter chestnut plumage on the head and neck than the nominate S. o. ornatus.

Ornate Hawk Eagles are found in wet primary rainforest, swamp forest, and pine forest in lowlands and foothills, usually from 0-1,200 meters above sea level, though they have been recorded as high as 3,000 m. (The Eagle Directory)

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

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 bottom right. In top left corner is foil with an abbreviations of Central bank of Suriname - CBVS.


Diving security thread.