Gradually, Then Suddenly
ZIM81*, 2008, 200 Million ZWR

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3rd Dollar Banknote ZA Prefix Replacement Note $200,000,000

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Note Description: Zimbabwe, Reserve Bank Replacement / Sta
200 Million Dollars
Grade: 66 EPQ
Country: Zimbabwe
Note Number: ZIM81*
- Sign. #8
Comment: Exceptional Paper Quality
Certification #: 1625516-043
Owner: Revenant
Set Category: World
Set Name: Gradually, Then Suddenly
Slot Name: ZIM81*, 2008, 200 Million ZWR
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

The release of this banknote was announced on 12 Dec 2008.

This ZIM81 is a replacement note or a “star” note as they’re often called because the US Federal Reserve puts a star next to the serial number on replacement notes. With most Zimbabwean 3rd dollars the serial numbers start with “AA.” With the replacement notes the serial number starts with “ZA.”

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 200 Million dollar banknote features an image of Anglican St Mary’s Cathedral and the Parliament Building and an image of the monument to the unknown soldier of the war for independence. The image of the Cathedra and Parliament Building also appears on ZIM71 (1000 ZWR), and ZIM78 (10 Million ZWR). The monument to the unknown soldier appears only on this note. The bronze statue has three figures – one female and two males. It is part of the National Heroes Acre in Harare – which is a burial ground and national monument in one. Construction of it began in 1981.

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