Gradually, Then Suddenly
ZIM77, 2008, 1 Million ZWR

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3rd Dollar Banknote AA Prefix $1,000,000

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Note Description: 1 Million Dollars 2008
Grade: 67 EPQ
Country: Zimbabwe
Note Number: ZIM77
- Sign. #8
Certification #: 8077710-004
Owner: Revenant
Set Category: World
Set Name: Gradually, Then Suddenly
Slot Name: ZIM77, 2008, 1 Million ZWR
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

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 Million dollar banknote features an image of the Great Zimbabwe ruins and an image of some cattle. Depictions of the Great Zimbabwe ruins are seen as far back as the 1st dollar, with ZIM8. However, this appears to be artwork introduced with the 3rd dollar series and it was a heavily used fixture of the series. It appears on ZIM69 (100 ZWR), ZIM78 (10 Million ZWR), ZIM79 (50 Million ZWR), ZIM87 (50 Billion ZWR), ZIM86 (20 Billion ZWR) and ZIM88 (10 Trillion ZWR). The cattle image reappears only on ZIM70 (500 ZWR) where it appears alongside an image of a cattle farm.

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