When too much is not enough 

A trillion is a number that’s hard to wrap your mind around, even though it’s reported daily in the press when the national debt is mentioned. To give it some context, if you were to spend $10 million every year, it would take 100 years to burn through a trillion of them. On the other hand, if you were in Zimbabwe in early 2009, you could make a trillion of their dollars evaporate by buying a toothbrush. And give new context to the term “hyperinflation” in the process.

Economic Disasters Cause Hyperinflation 

A series of disastrous economic decisions beginning in 1999 threw Zimbabwe into a tailspin.

By 2008, food production had declined by 45%, manufacturing output fell by 85% and the banking system was on the verge of collapse. This eventually led to the abandonment of the Zimbabwe dollar in 2009 in favor of stable international currencies, but not before millions of absurdly high-denomination notes had been printed.

High Denomination Zimbabwe Banknotes are Popular Novelty Currency Collectibles 

Today, those notes are worthless as money, but they’ve found new life as collectibles and novelty items.The Great American Coin Company® is pleased to offer the most sought after collectible Zimbabwe money available in the market. This includes the 10 trillion-dollar note, the 50 trillion-dollar note, and the 100 trillion-dollar note.

These mega-notes are from the 2008 Series AA issue and are available as circulated bills or in uncirculated state. Our Zimbabwe banknotes are sold as novelty or collectible items only with no intrinsic value. Their prices are based solely on market supply and demand, and as such can vary. Look over our selection of Zimbabwe banknotes and pick the ones that send the message you want. Or hold on to them as part of your collectible currency collection.

Whether you’re looking for a unique way to express your feelings, are a collector, or are an investor, be sure to browse the huge selection of U.S. and foreign coins and banknotes available online from The Great American Coin Company®. Our inventory is constantly changing, so be sure to check back often.

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