::Banknotes of Zimbabwe


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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=EngvarB |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} Unknown extension tag "indicator"{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The paper money of Zimbabwe were physical forms of Zimbabwe's four incarnations of the dollar ($ or Z$) from 1980 to 2009. The banknotes of the first dollar replaced those of the Rhodesian dollar at par in 1980 following the proclamation of independence.<ref name="intro"/> The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe issued most of the banknotes and other types of currency notes in its history, including the Bearer cheques and Agro cheques ("Agro" being short for Agricultural) that circulated between 15 September 2003 and 31 December 2008: the Standard Chartered Bank also issued their own emergency cheques from 2003 to 2004.

The Chiremba Balancing Rocks in Epworth, Harare is the main illustration on the obverse of regular banknotes of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe: for the emergency Bearer and Agro cheques, the rocks became part of the Reserve Bank's emblem that also appeared on the obverse. The reverse of dollar notes often illustrate the culture or landmarks of Zimbabwe.

The second dollar (ZWN) was replaced on 1 August 2008 by the third dollar (ZWR),<ref name = "sun2">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref><ref name=phaseout>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> which was then phased out by fourth dollar (ZWL) with short notice on 2 February 2009 because it rapidly lost value.<ref name = "sun3">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> The economic and trade sanctions imposed against the Zimbabwean government and the Reserve Bank made it difficult to incorporate modern security features on most banknotes issued since September 2008.

The Reserve Bank originally planned to demonetise banknotes of the third dollar on 30 June 2009 but the Zimbabwean dollar as a whole has been suspended since 12 April 2009, implying that banknotes of both the third and fourth dollar are not de jure legal tender.<ref name = "ousted">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref>

Banknotes of Zimbabwe sections
Intro   History   Paper money of the first dollar (ZWD)  Paper money of the second dollar (ZWN)   Paper money of the third dollar (ZWR)    Paper money of the fourth dollar (ZWL)   Replacement banknotes  Valuation and collecting ability  Other circulating banknotes  See also  Notes  Footnotes  References   External links   

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