Gradually, Then Suddenly
ZIM71, 2007, 1 Thousand ZWR

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3rd Dollar Banknote AB Prefix $1,000

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Note Description: 1000 Dollars 2007 - Wmk: Zimbabwe Bird
Grade: 66 EPQ
Country: Zimbabwe
Note Number: ZIM71
- Sign. #8
Certification #: 8046927-039
Owner: Revenant
Set Category: World
Set Name: Gradually, Then Suddenly
Slot Name: ZIM71, 2007, 1 Thousand ZWR
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

This was the highest denomination included with the initial rollout of the 3rd dollar on 1 Aug 2008.

To provide some insight into just how quickly the denominations were increasing and how quickly the Zimbabwean dollar was losing value at the end I’ve included the following timeline:

29 Sep 2008 - $10 000 and 20 000 banknotes released
11 Oct 2008 - $50 000 banknote announced
03 Nov 2008 - $100 000, $500 000, $1 Million banknotes announced
03 Dec 2008 - $10 Million, $50 Million, $100 Million banknotes announced
12 Dec 2008 - $200 Million, $500 Million banknotes announced.
19 Dec 2008 - $1 Billion, $5 Billion, $10 Billion banknotes announced.
10 Jan 2009 - $20 Billion, $50 Billion banknotes announced.
16 Jan 2009 - $10 Trillion, $20 Trillion, $50 Trillion, $100 Trillion banknotes announced.

The Zimbabwe regular banknotes feature an image of the Chiremba balancing rock formation - three balancing rocks that are in Matobo National Park. The image of the stones was chosen as a metaphor for balancing development and environmental protection following the country’s transition from white-ruled Rhodesia to the majority black ruled Zimbabwe. The Matobo Hills are composed entirely of granite and it makes for some unique and interesting formations.

The back side of the Trillions Series banknotes all feature a pair of images that have some kind of national, cultural or economic significance to Zimbabwe. These images are different on each denomination though some of the images seem to have been used more than once on different denominations throughout the series.

The 1,000 dollar banknote features an image of Anglican St Mary’s Cathedral and the Parliament Building and an image of a modern building in Zimbabwe. The image of the Cathedra and Parliament Building also appears on ZIM78 (10 Million ZWR) and ZIM81 (200 Million ZWR). The image of a modern city building / high-rise also appears on ZIM87 (50 Billion ZWR) and ZIM88 (10 Trillion ZWR).

This note is one of five that my wife and I ordered together as my 3rd anniversary present from her.

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