Gradually, Then Suddenly
ZIM75, 2008, 100 Thousand ZWR

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3rd Dollar Banknote AA Prefix $100,000

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Note Description: 100,000 Dollars 2008
Grade: 67 EPQ
Country: Zimbabwe
Note Number: ZIM75
- Sign. #8
Certification #: 8046927-075
Owner: Revenant
Set Category: World
Set Name: Gradually, Then Suddenly
Slot Name: ZIM75, 2008, 100 Thousand ZWR
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

The release of this note was announced on November 3rd, 2008.

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 back of this note shows an image of a Cape Buffalo and another of an elephant. The Cape Buffalo image was also used on ZIM65 (1 ZWR), ZIM79 (50 Million ZWR), and ZIM91 (100 Trillion). The Cape Buffalo is a popular target for recreational / sport hunting by tourists. The image of the elephant used here also appears on ZIM66 (5 ZWR), ZIM83 (1 Billion ZWR) and ZIM90 (50 Trillion ZWR). Elephants appear on the backs of 1st dollar and 2nd dollar issues but this appears to be artwork introduced with the 3rd dollar.

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