A trillion, by the way, is a million million. There are 12 zeros in a trillion. Add another two to reach the total on the Zimbabwean 100 trillion dollar bill, the note with the most zeroes of any legal tender in all recorded history.
The bills circulated for a few months in 2009 at the zenith or, more precisely, the nadir of one of the most terrible instances of hyperinflation in history, before Harare finally abandoned the Zimbabwean dollar in favor of the South African rand, the US dollar and several other foreign currencies. Dollars until the end of April 2016, but was only worth a fraction of its face value.
It is no longer legal tender but is fetching significant higher prices as a collectors item. When inflation hit 230,000,000 percent in 2009, the countries reserve bank infamous for its inability to contain sky-high hyperinflation declared the U. Dollar as its official currency. From excessively high inflation to -2.3% deflation, Mangudya remembers the tough years vividly.It was so traumatizing, he admitted. We didn't have the tools to fight the monster that the economy was facing at the time. Prices would change by the minute, causing stress revolving around the fluctuations, one of the devastating effects of hyperinflation. Now, the few remaining notes are finding their way into the hands of currency collectors and investors around the world. These notes have been gaining in value every year and there seems to be no end in sight as they become rarer and rarer.
They have been featured in investment articles and would be a great addition to any currency collection. We stand behind all our notes. The exact serial number of your note may vary from the picture as we have a few of these but they are all certified from the same batch and all the same grade and condition. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Paper Money: World\Africa\Zimbabwe".The seller is "michaelpurchase" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.