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Zimbabwe
« on: December 18, 2014, 06:39:05 PM »
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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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2014, 06:41:38 PM »
The first Zimbabwean dollar was introduced in 1980 and replaced the Rhodesian dollar at par. The Zimbabwe soapstone appeared on the obverse of the coinage.
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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2014, 06:43:11 PM »
The 1 cent coin featured a garland of leaves of the flame lily, the national flower.
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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2014, 06:45:33 PM »
A hare appeared on the 5 cents coin.

 
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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2014, 06:46:22 PM »
The 10 cents coin featured a baobabs tree.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2014, 06:47:51 PM »

The 20 cents coin depicted the Birchenough Bridge and the Sabi River.

 
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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2014, 06:49:19 PM »
The 50 cents coin featured a scene with the rising sun, symbolic of independence.
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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 06:50:58 PM »
The dollar coin featured the Zimbabwe ruins.

 
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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2014, 06:56:27 PM »


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 circulation coins, it was designed by Jeff Huntly.

 
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2014, 07:00:50 PM »
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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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2014, 07:11:04 PM »
In the first decade of the 21st century, Zimbabwe suffered hyperinflation, leading to three redenominations of the Zimbabwean dollar.

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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2014, 07:13:58 PM »

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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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2014, 07:16:23 PM »

The obverse of the 25 dollar coin.

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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2014, 07:17:21 PM »

Heroes' Acre, Zimbabwe.





A closer look at the reverse of the 25 dollar coin.

 

 
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Re: Zimbabwe
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2014, 07:20:36 PM »
Zimbabwe's only collector coins were released in 1996.
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