Zimbabwe: thematic coins of 1980 to 2008

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Zimbabwe (formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, and later a constituent part of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, before becoming Rhodesia, then briefly Zimbabwe-Rhodesia) became independent on 18th April 1980, under Robert Mugabe. It has a population of around 13 million people.
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The first Zimbabwean dollar was introduced in 1980.

It replaced the Rhodesian dollar at par.

The Zimbabwe soapstone appeared on the obverse of the coinage.
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The 1 cent coin featured a garland of leaves of the flame lily, the national flower.
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A hare appeared on the 5 cents coin.
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The 10 cents coin featured a baobabs tree.
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The 20 cents coin depicted the Birchenough Bridge and the Sabi River.

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The 50 cents coin featured a scene with the rising sun, symbolic of independence.
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The dollar coin featured the Zimbabwe ruins.
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A two dollar coin was added in 1997.

The reverse featured a pangolin, the first to appear on a circulation coin.

Like the reverse designs earlier of circulation coins, it was designed by Jeff Huntly.

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Zimbabwe released a 5 dollar coin in 2001, its first bimetallic circulation coin.

It featured a rhinoceros, a common theme on African coins.
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In the first decade of the 21st century, Zimbabwe suffered hyperinflation, leading to three redenominations of the Zimbabwean dollar.
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10 and 25 dollars, dated 2003.  Image by forum member africancoins (Paul Baker).

The 10 dollar coin featured a water buffalo, a circulation first.


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All old coins dating from the first dollar were reintroduced at face value to the third dollar in August 2008, effectively increasing their value 10 trillion-fold, and new $10 and $25 coins were introduced. These coins were minted in 2003 but only issued with the redenomination.
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Heroes' Acre, Zimbabwe.




A closer look at the reverse of the 25 dollar coin.
 
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Zimbabwe's only collector coins were released in 1996.
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