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World largest note – 100 trillion

By on January 22, 2009

What is the biggest note had you see before? hundred thoursand (100,000)? Million (1,000,000)? 


Flag of Zimbabwe

Flag of Zimbabwe


The central bank of Republic of Zimbabwe (a landlocked country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers) has just announce that they will roll out the lastest note in their country, the value of the biggest note of their currency will be 100 trillion (100,000,000,000,000). Other then that will be 10 trillion (10,000,000,000,000), 20 trillion (20,000,000,000,000), and 50 trillion (50,000,000,000,000).


This is the world biggest value note. This is due to their super high inflation rate which recorded as 231,000,000% (base on the first half year 2008 finacial report)


Below is a brief history of the exchange rate comparing $1 USD to the Zimbabwean Dollar.

1983 – 1 USD = 1 ZWD

1997 – 1 USD = 10 ZWD

2000 – 1 USD = 1000 ZWD

2005 – 1 USD = 10,000 ZWD

2006 (January) 1 USD = 100,000 ZWD

2006 (July) 1 USD = 500,000 ZWD


Time for a new currency!  Zimbabwe comes out with the “second dollar”

2006 (August) 1 USD = 650 ZWD

2007 (January) 1 USD = 4,800 ZWD


And here is where it just goes thru the roof…

2008 (January) 1 USD = 6,000,000 ZWD 

2008 (March) 1 USD = 70,000,000 ZWD

2007 (May) 1 USD = 777,500,000 ZWD

2008 (June) 1 USD =  40,928,000,000 ZWD  (Yes, that is 40.9 Billion)

2008 (July) 1 USD = 724,346,000,000 ZWD (Yes, that is 724 Billion)


Click here to view Zimbabwe on Wikipedia



50 million dollar note

50 million dollar note


3 eggs will cost about 100 Billion ZWD

3 eggs will cost about 100 Billion ZWD


50 Billion note of Zimbabwe

50 Billion note of Zimbabwe



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