Poor Trillionaires

WealthymattersOn the left is a complete set of bank notes from Zimbabwe ranging in value from a single Zimbabwean Dollar to 100 Trillion Zimbabwean Dollars.

Zimbabwe’s economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms. The move demolished investor confidence, paralyzed production, prompted sanctions and scared off tourists.Since then, in the intervening dozen years or so,the country suffered hyper-inflation of 231 million per cent.This series of bank notes is now abandoned and replaced by foreign currencies in Zimbabwe.However they are hot collectibles for bank note collectors the world over.  Read more of this post

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