Zimbabwe’s One Trillion Dollar Note

This photo shows the colourful reverse side of Zimbabwe’s short-lived one hundred trillion dollar note adorned with the iconic Victoria Falls. Worthless just a few weeks after being introduced in 2008 due to eye-watering hyperinflation, it must be a strange feeling to receive such a high denomination note and speak in such gargantuan values. A shopping bag full of Zimbabwean banknotes were needed to buy the simplest of items and virtually all transactions were in US dollars.

Wikipedia notes that Zimbabwean inflation reached 65 million googol percent (65 followed by 107 zeroes) with prices doubling daily, before being abandoned completely in 2009.

edited fromĀ  One Trillion Dollar Note (Zimbabwe): Travel Wonders.

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