Gradually, Then Suddenly
ZIM73a, 2008, 20 Thousand ZWR

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3rd Dollar Banknote AB Prefix $20,000

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Set Details

Note Description: 20,000 Dollars 2008 - Plain Paper
Grade: 66 EPQ
Country: Zimbabwe
Note Number: ZIM73a
- Sign. #8
Certification #: 8046927-047
Owner: Revenant
Set Category: World
Set Name: Gradually, Then Suddenly
Slot Name: ZIM73a, 2008, 20 Thousand 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 20,000 ZWR banknote features an image of Victoria Falls and another of the Kariba Dam. The image of Victoria Falls looks like it might be a re-use of the artwork previously used on ZIM30, ZIM32, ZIM40, and ZIM41 – but I can’t be sure. This image of the falls also appears on ZIM65 (1 ZWR) and ZIM91 (100 Trillion). While Kariba Dam has appeared on Zimbabwean banknotes all the way back to the beginning, with ZIM1, this artwork does not appear to be the same as any of those used in previous series. This artwork seems to have premiered with the Third Dollar series. This image of the dam also appears on ZIM66 (5 ZWR), ZIM85 (10 Billion ZWR), and ZIM90 (50 Trillion ZWR) – however, the image on this note appears to have been flipped horizontally, as compared to the image on the other three notes.

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