Gradually, Then Suddenly
ZIM70*, 2007, 500 ZWR

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3rd Dollar Banknote ZA Prefix Replacement Note

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Set Details

Note Description: 500 Dollars RI5 2007 - Wmk: Zimbabwe Bird
Grade: 66 EPQ
Country: Zimbabwe
Note Number: ZIM70*
- Sign. #8
Certification #: 8047641-019
Owner: Revenant
Set Category: World
Set Name: Gradually, Then Suddenly
Slot Name: ZIM70*, 2007, 500 ZWR
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

This ZIM70 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 500 dollar banknote features an image of a cattle farm and another of some cattle. The cattle farm image also appears on ZIM76 (500,000 ZWR), ZIM82 (500 Million ZWR), and ZIM84 (5 Billion ZWR). The cattle image reappears only on ZIM77 (1 Million ZWR).

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