Zimbabwean $100,000,000,000 Note

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by jterry85, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. jterry85

    jterry85 New Member

    I know that this is an actual printed note. My question is how can I tell if it's a real one? I see them on ebay for like $3 and want to get one because of the interesting factor but I don't want to get scammed.
     
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  3. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    I can't see a picture. Are you referring to the $100 trillion note? If that's what it is, it is probably genuine, but has been demonetized so it has no value as currency.
     
  4. jterry85

    jterry85 New Member

    Ok thanks for the response. I didn't post a picture because I was just asking in general I guess whether these are often faked.
     
  5. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    When I go to coin shows here in Japan, I can always find a dealer or two who has a handful of those Zimbabwe notes. I imagine that once they were demonetized, the Zimbabwean government just sold the remaining stock to wholesale buyers. I know that the Educational Coin Company specialized (probably still does) in buying large amounts of demonetized paper and reselling it to cereal companies, etc., for promotions.
     
  6. kaparthy

    kaparthy Supporter! Supporter

    Germany has coin fairs. Why bother with eBay? Patronize a real dealer, a member of the IAPN or other society and you have no problems. Anything can and will be faked. The best way to know is to know. The International Banknote Society (www.theibns.org) has links to online archives of images. Beyond that, you have to actually have the note -- or anything else -- in hand. That's why coin fairs and coin shops are better.
     
  7. Texas John

    Texas John Collector of oddments

    I would like to acquire of collection of Zimbabwe notes that chronicles the debasement of the currency, but don't know who could supply them.
     
  8. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

  9. Texas John

    Texas John Collector of oddments

    Thanks very much.
     
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  11. jterry85

    jterry85 New Member

    Thanks everyone!
    Krispy- I really oughta learn how to use the search feature so I can quit bothering everyone...
     
  12. krispy

    krispy krispy

    No worries, just trying to point you in the right directions. Always glad to find more paper collectors here too. You'll get the hang of the forum after a while. :thumb:
     
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