Frequently Asked Questions
Will these notes be worth money?
All notes on this site are defunct and not legal tender and cannot be exchanged for cash anywhere. They have some value as collectibles but there is no guarantee that this will be more than you paid for it.
Since this website was launched, customers have made us aware that some of them believe the Zimbabwe currency will "re-value" and be worth money again. This belief is purely based on rumors. We can find no credible evidence supporting these rumors. We are in no way affiliated with anyone making these rumors. We absolutely do not recommend you purchase these notes on the basis of such rumors. They are not investment products. They are fun, quirky collectibles.
How do I know the Zimbabwe currency you sell isn't counterfeit?
We guarantee all notes we sell are authentic Zimbabwe banknotes.
The higher denomination Zimbabwe Banknotes we sell (such as the 100 Trillion Dollar note) unfortunately were of lesser quality and include fewer anti-counterfeit measures than many modern banknotes, even when compared to the earlier Zimbabwe notes from the same series. This is partially a result of Zimbabwe's economic collapse itself. The constant need for higher denomination notes to be released in rapid succession combined with the serious monetary struggle faced by the country led to a decrease in quality of the notes. These notes were not printed with the best quality control. The notes may be slightly off center, have small ink spots and occasionally be cut imperfectly. Note that these imperfections are relatively common and do not mean your note is fake.
To insure the notes we get are genuine, we only deal with trusted vendors that we have worked with for years, and whose expertise we trust.
Further, we occasionally send samples of our notes to the experts at Paper Money Guarantee, a collector society that is a world leader in paper money grading. They check for authenticity of the notes and grade their condition. Do note that the process is expensive and impractical to do for a large number of notes. We will soon offer graded notes for sale.
Contact us if you have any further questions.
Do you provide a Certificate of Authenticity?
No, even though we guarantee the authenticity of all our notes, we do not provide a certificate of authenticity.
You can print out this page if you'd like proof of our guarantee. We periodically get our notes graded to insure authenticity. See the question above.
Are these banknotes "Series B"?
The short answer is there is no such thing as Series B banknote in Zimbabwe's third Dollar (2007-2008).
The long answer is as follows:
We have recently received a high volume of questions relating to this. As far as we are aware there is no such thing as "Series A" or "Series B" notes. If you have information on this please contact us.
It's been discussed with customers that this might refer to the serial numbers on the notes, which are structured with two letters followed by seven numbers, for example "AA1234567". Some of the lower denominations are prefixed with "AB" or "AC" instead of "AA", for example "AB1234567". The prefix probably refers to a batch of notes that was printed. However to our knowledge the higher denomination notes such as the 100 Trillion Dollar note and the 50 Trillion Dollar note only exist with the AA prefix. This is probably because some of the lower denominations such as the 500 Million dollar banknote were reprinted during a longer lifespan but the highest denominations were only around for a few months before the currency was abandoned. There are no Zimbabwe Banknotes from the 3rd Dollar with a "B" as the first letter of the serial number. In any event, referring to a banknote as "Series B" due to a digit in the serial number would be very unusual, banknotes from other countries usually have a more distinct reason for being classified by series like that. There are plenty of banknotes from other countries that have various series for various reasons, and when they do the facts surrounding them are generally well known. There are no such classifications for these Zimbabwe notes.
Thus we are forced to conclude that there as no such thing as "Series B" Zimbabwe banknotes, at least among the modern banknote releases which we have experience dealing with. Again, if you have any definitive information to the contrary please let us know, otherwise there's not much more we can tell you.