Working in Zimbabwe this week, I went and withdrew some money from the ATM (yes, they have ATMs here). Which bill do you think had stored deep in my bag from America and which do you think came from the ATM?
This is completely typical of Zimbabwe. This and power failures...to the point that it's more surprising when they do have power.
So I started to do a bit of research, and what I found is pretty incredible. For those who don't know, the Z$ was the official currency of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2009. Today, it's officially the US dollar, but as you can probably guess by the picture above, they don't print it here, so the money makes it's rounds; rounds that aren't complete until they pass through a half dozen bras bras.
So from a simple Z$10 note having 39 siblings, from 3 separate removal of zeros (25 zeros total), here's a brief history of the Zimdollar...