Gradually, Then Suddenly
ZIM65*, 2007, 1 ZWR

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3rd Dollar Banknote ZA Prefix Replacement Note

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Set Details

Note Description: 1 Dollar RB2 2007 - Wmk: Zimbabwe Bird
Grade: 66 EPQ
Country: Zimbabwe
Note Number: ZIM65*
- Sign. #8
Certification #: 8047605-060
Owner: Revenant
Set Category: World
Set Name: Gradually, Then Suddenly
Slot Name: ZIM65*, 2007, 1 ZWR
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

This ZIM65 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 1 dollar banknote uses an image of Victoria Falls and an image of a Cape Buffalo (African Buffalo). 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 ZIM73 (20,000 ZWR) and ZIM91 (100 Trillion ZWR). The Cape Buffalo image was also used on ZIM75 (100 000 ZWR), ZIM79 (50 Million ZWR) and ZIM91 (100 Trillion ZWR). The Cape Buffalo is a popular target for recreational / sport hunting by tourists. ZIM65 uses both of the same images as ZIM91 (100 Trillion ZWR), in the same positions, with different colors applied. This does, admittedly, in some ways support the argument that the two notes make a great pairing, bookending the 3rd dollar series with almost exactly the same overall design.

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