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Zimbabwe 20 Billion Dollars 2008

Zimbabwe 20 Billion Dollars 2008
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Twenty Billion Dollars 2008 (Front: Chiremba Balancing Rocks, surrounded by vegetation, in Epworth near Harare. Back: The conical tower inside the Great Enclosure at the Ruins of Great Zimbabwe near Masvingo (Fort Victoria). Zimbabwe Aloe (Aloe excelsa) plants in the National Herbarium and Botanic Garden in Avondale, Harare and at The Valley Complex of Great Zimbabwe. Ornamental guilloche pattern, lathework. Watermark: None. Simulated faux "engraving" in the watermark area of the note displays a cow and plants on both sides of the note. Security features: Zimbabwe Bird figure applied in the watermark area masterfully executed in Optically Variable Ink (OVI). Consecutively running red vertical and black horizontal serial numbers on the reverse of the banknote. Extremely sparsely distributed security filament fibers (hairs), barely visible, the red serial number and the design background on both sides fluoresce while exposed to an ultraviolet light. Surface-applied 3 mm wide security imitation ribbon on the front, bearing repeated 'RBZ', executed in OVI transparent paint. Registration device in a form of a vertical '20000000000'. Tactile feature: Three diamond-shaped square dots stacked on top of each other in the watermark area help the blind and the visually impaired people recognize the banknote. Main colour: Shades of green. Signature: Dr. Gideon Gono (Governor RBZ; 1 December 2003 – 30 November 2013). Artist: FPRZ. Date of issue: 12th of January 2009. Total emission: N/a. Demonetised: 1 October 2015. Material: Cotton fibre paper. Issuer: Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Printing method: Intaglio. Printer: Fidelity Printers & Refiners, Zimbabwe (FPRZ))

Dimensions: 148 x 73 mm

Catalogue Number: P-86 (SCWPM: Albert Pick; Krause Publications)

Texts: Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. I promise to pay the bearer on demand Twenty Billion Dollars for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Harare 2008.

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