100 Trillion Zimbabwe Dollar Security Features
When your buying Zimbabwe Dollars you want to make sure your getting the real deal or the real mccoy. But how do you really know?
Like the Iraqi Dinar, Vietnam Dong, and other currencies, the Zimbabwe Dollar has a set of security features of it's own. If you look at the image below, you'll see three of the most prominent security features highlighted.
First you will notice the security thread which most currencies have. The security thread runs through the left side of the note. Within that security thread you will see the letters RBZ. This is two of the strongest security features on the 100 Trillion Zimbabwe Dollar note.
Lastly you will see at the bottom right of the note a color changing hologram. If you turn this and look at it in different shades of light or different angles you will see this turn from Gold to Bronze, or from Bronze to gold.
These 100 Trillion Zimbabwe Dollar notes do have more security features than just these mentioned, but these are three of the strongest and most easily recognizable security features on this AA2008 series note.
100 Trillion Zimbabwe Dollars B Series?
The short answer is No. We are not aware of anything called a B series
The long answer is this...
Recently we have received many questions relating to this "B series". As far as we are aware there is no such thing as an "A" or "B" series. If you have information to the contrary please contact us and let us know, we always like to learn more.
Many people refer to these Zimbabwe Dollar 2008 or Trillion Series notes as the AA series. The reason being there is an "AA" prefix in front of the serial number on the bottom right of the note. The best we can gather in terms of these names is that customers are referring to the "AA123456" Some of the lower denomination of the Zimbabwe Dollar may be prefixed with "AC" or "AB" instead of "AA".
To the best of our knowledge however the 100 Trillion Dollar and the 50 Trillion Dollar note only exist with the AA prefix. To our knowledge only the smaller denoms possibly had a different prefix. One example of this could be the 500 Million Dollar note.
Currently what we have in stock is both the AA and AB series of these notes. There are plenty of banknotes from other countries that have gone through various series for various reasons.
100 Trillion Dollar Zimbabwe AA 2008 Notes Are On The Rise
If you're a buyer of the Zimbabwe 100 Trillion Dollar notes, you may have noticed that as of late the prices seem to be rising. Many of our customers ask why this is?
It really comes down to supply and demand. Years ago you could pickup the 100 Trillion Zimbabwe notes on Amazon for a couple Dollars. People would give them away as gag gifts.
Over the years however they have gotten scarce. There's a fairly limited amount of them printed, I've heard somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 Million which though may sound like a lot of money in the grand scheme of things is a fairly small number of banknotes available.
As more people buy these notes less of them are available on the wholesale markets which in turn drives up the price. It also doesn't help that years ago a handful of brokers bought up the vast majority of the supply so they seem to control the price.
We have seen our wholesale price on the Zimbabwe 100 Trillion notes go up about 5x over the course of the past year or two. Most recently during the extreme shortage many suppliers were wanting upwards of $75 a note even when buying an entire "brick" which is 1,000 notes.
As of recently the prices have begun to come down slightly but are still higher than they have been in the past. We still however offer the 50 Trillion Zimbabwe AA 2008 notes at a reasonable cost of $25 per note. Essentially you could buy (2) 50 Trillion notes, have the same amount as Zim as you would buying a single 100 Trillion note, and it would cost you almost $20 less. The 50 Trillion notes seem to be the best bargain going these days.
If you're interested in buying Zimbabwe Dollars feel free to check out our 100 Trillion Zimbabwe Dollars and our 50 Trillion Zimbabwe Dollars.