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"ZIM Note Validation" - Anonymous Guest Post
I am trying to determine whether there are only certain years or dates of issue of the Zim banknotes that will be redeemable. I only have 2 and they are dated 2008. One is 100 trillion AA Series and the other 50 trillion AA series, both uncirculated. Can anyone advise on whether this year (2008) would be redeemable. Thank you."
First, I am not a "guru" with special contacts. I am a Zim holder as of the past year-plus, and was involved in (and IMHO scammed by) the time-limited "Lay-Away Plan" for Iraqi Dinars of years previous. What I share is what I have been told by other parties who claimed to know - the folks with conference calls, websites, etc..
What you have in the 100 Trillion AA series of 2008 is what I hold and what I have been told is the perfect Zim to have. There should be a graphic of stacked stones on it and any other note you wish to exchange. The 50 Trillion and all other denominations of that year probably are exchangeable too, but exact details are scarce and change according to which guru you listen to.
The official word in mainstream media is that any of these are collector's items at best, as Zimbabwe vacated their use the next year and began using the US Dollar as their currency.
What we're hearing from the folks who claim to know, and Dear God I hope they're right, is that the AA and AB series are not merely former currency but government BONDS, and when Zimbabwe is able to strengthen its economic position and base a new currency on the value of its assets which are immense, these bonds will accrue value like no mere currency on Earth.
So it is best to think and speak of the Zim as a bond.
And your 100T note is what is said to be THE Zim to have, and your 50 T note is probably a valid bond as well. When the time comes to make an appointment, tell them what you have and take all currencies (and Zim bonds) with you, with a certificate from the seller if available, and at least 2 photo IDs.
So I have been told.