Zimbabwe 10 Trillion Dollar Notes

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Is 10 trillion dollars a lot of money? The average person would belch out a hearty "YES!!!" when confronted with that question, but if you're talking about Zimbabwe 10 Trillion Dollar notes, you would be surprised at how little you can buy for that amount of money! Fortunately, they do have collectible value, which is what this website is all about. We have foraged the seemingly limitless currency listings on eBay, and have algorithmically selected their most current bevy of 10 trillion dollar Zimbabwe banknotes, all so that you don't have to. So what are you waiting for? Snap up a some of these intriguing relics of monetary history today!

History & Description of the Zimbabwe 10 Trillion Dollar Note


First introduced in January of 2009, the Zimbabwe 10 Trillion Dollar banknote was issued by The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe in a mostly futile attempt to curb the stratospheric hyperinflation that had gripped the Zimbabwean economy. At the time of its release, the 10 Trillion Dollar note was worth about 8 U.S. dollars on the black market. Its purchasing power rapidly eroded soon afterwards, and it eventually joined the ranks of the other failed high-denomination banknotes that preceded it. In fact, many of these worthless notes were used in place of toilet paper, because it was actually less expensive for Zimbabweans to wipe their collective arses with Zim dollars than to try and purchase actual toilet paper.

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The obverse of the note features the popular and enigmatic Chiremba balancing rocks, which are some of the most famous examples of the many similar massive natural structures that are found in several locations all over the landscape of Zimbabwe. While the rocks were intended to signify strength and stability, the very notes upon which these rocks are depicted have become symbols of economic chaos and fragility. The reverse of the note features two images: On the left, you have the 28-story reserve Bank of Zimbabwe tower, a prominent man-made edifice in downtown Harare. On the right is a picture of a turret that is one of many intriguing features found in the Great Zimbabwe ruins, a conglomeration of stonework that is located between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers in southern Africa. The real-life images of these depictions on the 10 Trillion Dollar note are found below.

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe building
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe building in downtown Harare.

Great Zimbabwe ruins
This turret is a prominent feature of the Great Zimbabwe ruins. Image credit here.

It's crazy and sad at the same time that events like the Zimbabwe hyperinflation actually happened, but if you're familiar with human greed and corruption, it shouldn't be surprising at all. This is what happens when an out-of-control and self-serving government decides to misallocate resources, spend like insane thieves and monetize its debt on a virtually non-stop basis. While there's little to nothing that an unassuming website such as ours can do about ridding foreign governments of corruption, we can offer some of the relics of said corruption for people who want to own an important piece of monetary history. So go ahead and enrich your currency collection by purchasing these defunct-but-highly-desirable banknotes from BuyZimbabweDollars.com. After all, when was the last time you could say that you had 10 trillion dollars at one time?