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05 November 2014

Macau - Banco Nacional Ultramarino 2014 Year of the Horse Commemorative

31 January 2014 - 18 February 2015
Ten Patacas
Dated 1.1.2014
Reverse
This is the long awaited issue 2014 Year of the Horse commemorative note. This note was supposed to release in early 2014 but was delayed until October 2014. This note was made only available to both residents and non permanent residents of Macau via online registration. The registration was first announced on 4.6.2014 with each person can register only once for up to 30 pieces of banknotes from each issuing bank (Bank of China and Banco Nacional Ultramarino), with distribution commenced from 6.10.2014 to 31.12.2014. To avoid the same mistake happening again, both banks also released the Year of the Snake notes 10 Patacas simultaneously. It is believed that 20 millions pieces have been printed by each bank. This is the third note of the 12-Banknote series. Some famous persons born in the Year of the Horse - Neil Armstrong, Rembrandt, Theodore Roosevelt, F D Roosevelt, Barbra Streisand, Paul MaCartney, Chris Evert and Anwar Sadat.

Lunar Chinese New Year 12-year full cycle

23 January 2012 to 9 February 2013 - dragon
10 February 2013 to 30 January 2014 - snake
31 January 2014 to 18 February 2015 - horse
19 Feb 2015 to 07 Feb 2016 - goat
08 Feb 2016 to 27 Jan 2017 - monkey
28 Jan 2017 to 15 Feb 2018 - rooster
16 Jan 2018 to 04 Feb 2019 - dog
05 Feb 2019 to 24 Jan 2020 - pig
25 Jan  2020 to 11 Feb 2021 - rat
12 Feb 2021 to 31 Jan 2022 - ox
01 Feb 2022 to 21 Jan 2023 - tiger
22 Jan 2023 to 09 Feb 2024 - rabbit

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