Gradually, Then Suddenly
ZIM63, 2008, 50 Billion ZWN

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2nd Dollar Special Agro Check AD Prefix $50,000,000,000

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Note Description: 50 Billion Dollars 2008 - Sign. #8
Grade: 68 EPQ
Country: Zimbabwe
Note Number: ZIM63
- Special Agro-Cheque
Certification #: 8046904-099
Owner: Revenant
Set Category: World
Set Name: Gradually, Then Suddenly
Slot Name: ZIM63, 2008, 50 Billion ZWN
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe issued Special Agro (Agricultural) checks from 15 May to 31 July 2008. Although of a different design and with the intention for use only by farmers, they found their way into regular use because of the parallel functions with bearer checks and the exponential rise of food prices.

All of the other issues made that were not regular banknotes were labeled as "emergency" issues. For some reason they called these "Special" Agro Checks instead. There were the last check issues and the last issues made under the 2nd dollar, before the 2nd redenomination occurred.

Like the Bearer Checks that preceded them, the Agro Checks show the Chiremba rocks only as a minor design feature as part of the seal of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. The design of the front is dominated by very large numbers that give the first 1-3 digits of the denomination above the word “Billion.” On the back, all four notes feature an image of a long row of grain silos. Giraffes appear on both sides of all the notes in this series, mirrored on the front and back of the note.

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