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The History of the Zimbabwe Dollar Currency

Independence was declared on 12th April 1980 ....

The Zimbabwe Dollar was Born ....

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The first Zimbabwean dollar was introduced in 1980 and replaced the Rhodesian dollar at par. The initial ISO 4217 code was ZWD. At the time of its introduction, the Zimbabwean dollar was worth more than the U.S. dollar, with ZWD 1 = USD 1.47

FIRST ISSUE BANK NOTES:      
2 Dollars 1980 to 1994 P.1

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5 Dollars 1980 to 1994 P.2

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10 Dollars 1980 to 1994 P.3

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20 Dollars 1980 to 1994 P.4

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SECOND ISSUE BANK NOTES:      
5 Dollars 1997 P.5

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10 Dollars 1997 P.6

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20 Dollars 1997 P.7

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50 Dollars 1994 P.8

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100 Dollars 1995 P.9

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500 Dollars 2001 P.10

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500 Dollars (Platnium issue) 2001 P.11

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1000 Dollars 2003 P.12

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THIRD ISSUE BEARER CHEQUES:      
5000 Dollars 1/12/03 Expired 31/12/04 P.21

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10 000 Dollars 1/12/03 Expired 31/12/05 P.22

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20 000 Dollars 1/12/03 Expired 31/12/05 P.23

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50 000 Dollars 1/12/06 Expired 31/12/06 P.29

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100 000 Dollars 1/06/06 Expired 31/12/06 P.32

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The dollar was redenominated on 1 August 2006 at the rate of 1 revalued dollar = 1000 old dollars. The new dollar is subdivided into 100 cents, although cents are not used in practice. Together with the redenomination, the government devalued the dollar by 60% against the US dollar, from 101,000 old dollars (101 revalued) to 250 revalued dollars.

FOURTH ISSUE BEARER CHEQUES:      
1 Cent 1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.33

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5 Cent  1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.34

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10 Cent 1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.35

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50 Cent 1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.36

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1 Dollar 1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.37

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5 Dollars 1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.38

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10 Dollars 1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.39

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20 Dollars 1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.40

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50 Dollars 1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.41

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100 Dollars 1/08/06 Expired 31/12/07 P.42

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500 Dollars 1/08/06 Expired 31/12/07 P.43

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1 000 Dollars 1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.44

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5 000 Dollars 1/02/07 Expired 31/07/07 P.45

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10 000 Dollars 1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.46

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50 000 Dollars 1/03/07 Expired 31/07/07 P.47

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100 000 Dollars 1/08/06 Expired 31/07/07 P.48

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200 000 Dollars 1/07/07 Expired 30/06/08 P.49

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250 000 Dollars 20/12/07 Expired 30/06/08 P.50

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500 000 Dollars 1/07/07 Expired 30/06/08 P.51

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750 000 Dollars 31/12/07 Expired 30/06/08 P.52

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1 Million Dollars 1/01/08 Expired 30/06/08 P.53

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5 Million Dollars 1/01/08 Expired 31/06/08 P.54

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10 Million Dollars 1/01/08 Expired 30/06/08 P.55

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25 Million Dollars 2/04/08 Expired 30/06/08 P.56

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50 Million Dollars 2/04/08 Expired 30/06/08 P.57

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100 Million Dollars 2/05/08 Expired 31/12/08 P.58

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250 Million Dollars 2/05/08 Expired 31/12/08  P.59

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500 Million Dollars 2/05/08 Expired 31/12/08 P.60

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5 Billion Dollars (Agro) 15/05/08 Expired 31/12/08 P.61

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25 Billion Dollars (Agro) 15/05/08 Expired 31/12/08 P.62

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50 Billion Dollars (Agro) 15/05/08 Expired 31/12/08 P.63

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100 Billion Dollars (Agro) 1/07/08 Expired 31/12/08 P.64

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FIFTH ISSUE BANK NOTES:      
1 Dollar 2007 P.65

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5 Dollars 2007 P.66

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10 Dollars 2007 P.67

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20 Dollars 2007 P.68

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100 Dollars 2007 P.69

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500 Dollars 2007 P.70

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1 000 Dollars 2007 P.71

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10 000 Dollars 2008 P.72

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20 000 Dollars 2008 P.73

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50 000 Dollars 2008 P.74

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100 000 Dollars 2008 P.75

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500 000 Dollars 2008 P.76

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1 Million Dollars 2008 P.77

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10 Million Dollars 2008 P.78

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50 Million Dollars 2008 P.79

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100 Million Dollars 2008 P.80

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200 Million Dollars 2008 P.81

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500 Million Dollars 2008 P.82

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1 Billion Dollars 2008 P.83

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5 Billion Dollars 2008 P.84

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10 Billion Dollars 2008 P.85

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20 Billion Dollars 2008 P.86

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50 Billion Dollars 2008 P.87

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10 Trillion Dollars 2008 P.92

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20 Trillion Dollars 2008 P.93

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50 Trillion Dollars 2008 P.94

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100 Trillion Dollars 2008 P.95

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On February 2, 2009, the RBZ announced that a further 12 zeros were to be taken off the currency, with 1,000,000,000,000 (third) Zimbabwe dollars being exchanged for 1 new (fourth) dollar. New banknotes are to be introduced with a face value of Z$1, Z$5, Z$10, Z$20, Z$50, Z$100 and Z$500. The banknotes of the fourth dollar are to circulate alongside the third dollar, which remained legal tender until 30 June 2009.

SIXTH ISSUE BANK NOTES (FINAL ISSUE):      
1 Dollar 2009 P.97

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5 Dollars 2009 P.98

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10 Dollars 2009 P.99

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20 Dollars 2009 P.100

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50 Dollars 2009 P.101

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100 Dollars 2009 P.102

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500 Dollars 2009 P.103

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The legalisation of the use of mainly hard currencies since January 2009 have caused general consumer prices to stabilise again after years of hyperinflation and price speculation. The move inevitably led to a sharp drop in the usage of the Zimbabwean dollar as hyperinflation rendered even the highest denominations worthless. Despite the third redenomination of the dollar on 2 February 2009 in an attempt to increase consumer confidence in local currency, the dollar was eventually abandoned as an official currency on 12 April 2009, although exchange rates with the Zimbabwean dollar are still maintained at reasonable intervals.

 

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