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
According to a Panapress article dated 4 April 2008, with inflation running wild at 165,000%, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced 25- and 50-million dollar bearer cheques on April 3. 50,000,000 dollars, 2nd April 2008. Expires 30th June 2008. Issued April 3, 2008. Purple. RBZ logo, signature (Dr. G. Gono,
B144 (P53): 1,000,000 dollars Brown. Front: English text; RBZ logo. Back: English text; village huts; two women pounding maize with poles. Solid security thread with demetalized RBZ. Watermark: Zimbabwe bird Type C and electrotype RBZ. Printer: (Fidelity Printers). 148 x 74 mm. Paper. a. 1st January 2008. Sig. 5: Gono.
B141 (P50): 250,000 dollars Green and brown. Front: English text; RBZ logo. Back: English text; Great Zimbabwe ruins. Solid security thread with demetalized RBZ. Watermark: Zimbabwe bird Type C and electrotype RBZ. Printer: (Fidelity Printers). 148 x 74 mm. Paper. a. 20th December 2007. Sig. 5: Gono. B142 (P51): 500,000
Collector Steve Milner (IBNS member 8137) has discovered a new variety in the Zimbabwe $10,000 note dated 1st August 2006 that differs slightly from the first release with AA serial number prefix. The new AB prefix variety has a space between “10” and “000” in the denominations printed in all