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So of these banknotes are quite stunning in both color and artistic design.  Just wondering who out there has been collecting these or are interested in these?

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I only have a few inexpensive notes I picked up a couple years ago when I started getting into world banknotes (nothing special).  I sure get the appeal of Seychelles, British West Africa, Morocco & Djibouti but I just haven't been able to pick one up at a decent price.  I like South African & early Rhodesian notes too but never won a bid on either.

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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2020, 11:07:01 am »

A few years a go during the Zimbabwe hyperinflation period I bought the three sets of notes that were introduced.  I also bought an extra stack of the 100 Trillion notes*, and typically give them away as a novelty present.

* has demand increased for these?  I notice prices have increased quite a bit when I looked recently.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2020, 08:41:45 pm »

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* has demand increased for these?  I notice prices have increased quite a bit when I looked recently.

Just did a search for the same note & came up with
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2060353.m570.l2632&_nkw=zimbabwe+100+trillion&_sacat=3411

1,203 results (32 for sale on the first page alone) & each seller asking for about $85 - $100 for this hyperinflation banknote. There are a few true auction listings (much lower) so it would be interesting to follow up & discover what they fetch.  I cannot for the life of me understand the appeal (or why they would command such a high price).  Other than novelty factor their large #'s don't warrant such steep prices. One seller has 10 circulated notes for $100.  With so many sellers peddling them it defies my imagination what could possibly be in a collector's mind to pony up.  I remember when Banknote World started hustling these by the brick 8 years ago.... wow- how times have changed!
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 12:15:55 pm »

A fun video on the Zimbabwe $100,000,000,000,000 banknote from "HalfasleepChris"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2iSUlLD374

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Yeah I collect Zimbabwe and its predecessors actually. I have an almost complete set of Zimbabwe, missing just 1 variety of the first 20 Dollar notes. And I have quite a few Rhodesia replacements in high grades. And some Rhodesia and Nyasaland notes as well. They're currently releasing a new series of notes actually, denominated in ZiG ("Zimbabwe Gold") in yet another window-dressing shadow of an attemt to fight the inflation there...
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Yeah I collect Zimbabwe and its predecessors actually. I have an almost complete set of Zimbabwe, missing just 1 variety of the first 20 Dollar notes. And I have quite a few Rhodesia replacements in high grades. And some Rhodesia and Nyasaland notes as well.

-I have seen some of your notes from Rhodesia posted elsewhere & they're very nice (tough to scarce).  I also like the early Rhodesian notes without QEII & just the wildlife.  Some of the early Zimbabwe notes (before hyperinflation) have very attractive designs but then they get into hyperinflation & the colours disappear.

I would love to get a few notes from:
-East Africa (with the king or QEII) in decent shape
-Rhodesia and Nyasaland & Southern Rhodesia
-Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya (the older varieties)
-Older French Moroccan or Algerian varieties (in Q)

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I have one from Rhodesia and Nyasaland without the Queen if you like ;)



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Rhodesia & Nyasaland progressive proof 5 Pound that looks a lot like Rhodesia's 10 Shilling (& $1.00 colour scheme) a full decade, or more, later. Very impressive!

 

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