[Photos] A look at Zimbabwe’s defunct, yet historic banknotes of up to $10 trillion

Nduta Waweru May 11, 2018
Photo: The Next Web

In 2009, the economic status of Zimbabwe was so bad that inflation rose to levels of 5 billion percent.

In response to the cash crisis, the Zimbabwe government, then under President Robert Mugabe, suspended the Zimbabwe currency indefinitely and resorted to using a variety of international currencies, including the U.S. dollar and South African Rand.

There have been reports that the country, under President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is looking to re-introduce the currency as the country starts rebuilding its economy.

Before the country abandoned the Zimbabwe Dollar, it produced trillion- and billion-dollar notes, which were later replaced by bond notes.

Here are photos of the now defunct currency:

1. The 100 trillion note

Photo: Zimbabwe Dollars

2. 50 Trillion note

Photo: Zimbabwe Dollars

3. 20 Trillion Note

Photo: Zimbabwe Dollars

4. 10 Trillion dollars


5. 100 Billion dollar

Photo: .learn cfds


6. 50 billion dollars

Photo: Cheapest Dinar

7. 20 billion dollars


8. 10 billion dollars

Photo: Currency Quest


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