B220 (P31): 50 ngultrum (US$0.70) Pink, orange, and green. Front: Dzongkha text; khorlo (Wheel of Dharma), one of eight good luck symbols; 5th king, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Back: Dzongkha and English text; Trongsa Dzong. Solid security thread. Watermark: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Printer: (De La Rue). 145 x 70
On 5 November 2008, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced 100,000-, 500,000-, and 1,000,000-dollar notes. “In the measures underway, the Reserve Bank plans to introduce a number of new, higher denominations; review the cash withdrawal limits, as well as commence aggressive campaigns for increased usage of alternative means of payment,”
On 13 October 2008, just two weeks after issuing 10,000- and 20,000-dollar notes, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a new, even higher denomination, the 50,000-dollar note. B165 (P74): 50,000 dollars (demonetized 30.09.2015) Green. Front: English text; Chiremba balancing rocks in Epworth; Zimbabwe bird in OVI. Back: English text;
B233 (P54): 10 latu (US$16) Violet. Front: Latvian text; oak leaf as registration device; River Daugava; Lielvārde ornamental belt. Back: Latvian text; traditional Latvian bronze bow-broach; oak leaf; coat of arms. Windowed security thread with demetalized Ls 10. Watermark: Latvian maiden. Printer: (Giesecke & Devrient). 130 x 65 mm. Paper.
On 29 September 2008, less than two months after revaluing its currency and issuing a new series of notes in which the highest denomination was 1,000 dollars, Zimbabwe issued 10,000- and 20,000-dollar notes. These notes were printed locally by Fidelity Printers in Bulawayo. The 10,000-dollar appears to be printed on
B539 (P75): 50 dinars (withdrawn 15.03.2012) Brown and tan. Front: Arabic text; Muammar Qaddafi. Back: Arabic text; Gardabia Martyrs monument in Sirt. Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized 50 and Arabic characters. Watermark: Muammar Qaddafi, electrotype 50, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 174 x 83 mm. Paper. a.
In August 2008, the central bank issued new cheques, which it claims are not banknotes although they are legal tender just as if they were. They were introduced to replace the array of high-denomination promissory notes which private banks had been issuing to enable their customers to carry out large
These 100- and 200-lilangeni notes were issued to commemorate the 40th birthday of King Mswati III (born 19.04.1968). They are the first notes in the world to use intaglio halftone technology, creating photo-like portraits. B229 (P34): 100 emalangeni (US$6.75) Brown. Front: English and Swazi text; shield and spears as registration
On 1 August 2008, in an effort to simplify calculations in economic transactions, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe revalued its currency, striking ten zeros from the old Zimbabwe dollar. The move came just a week after the introduction of a 100 billion-dollar special agro-cheque—not enough to buy a loaf of