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JBoe
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posted 01-18-2015 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have experience with Kamberra Notes? The reason I ask, is the Yuri Gagarin note legitimate or legal tender? From the look it appears to be.

I'm a little confused by this article that discusses a fantasy monarchy.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-18-2015 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Kingdom of Kamberra does not exist, nor does its bank. It is the invention of Luxembourg artist Franck Medina, who came up with the idea when he was 14 years old.

As such, it's not legal tender. It isn't tender of any type — it is artwork in the shape of a banknote.

Here's a description by the Unrecognised States Numismatic Society, which describes itself as a "group catering to numismatists whose collecting interests largely focus on... groups purporting, pretending or appearing to be sovereign states, but which are not recognized as such by established governments."

The Kingdom of Kamberra is an invention of Luxembourg artist Franck Medina (King Franck I), as a focus for the creation of his artistamp and banknote designs.

It is purportedly a small Pacific island nation, founded on 24 August, 1988. Home to a population of 23,800 who speak Spanish and Kamberri, it is described as a place of "peace, well-being, tolerance and sharing."

Mr. Medina's website states that the name "Kamberra" is derived from the Kamberri word "kamba'area," meaning "meeting place." The similarity with the name of Australia's capital city, Canberra (named for a Ngunawal Aboriginal word also meaning "meeting place") is probably deliberate.

JBoe
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posted 01-18-2015 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, thanks again! It's a tough choice to consider in purchasing. Should I go the space art way or the legal tender/numismatic route?

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