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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Coin Collection is made up of coins from a region/country named, or abbreviated as Zimbabwe. All coins found in this section of the Obscure Finds Numismatic Coin Collection Database were minted either in or for the region/country of Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwe Mint Locations

List of Mints From the Zimbabwe Region
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Zimbabwe Region Description

Republic of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by Botswana on the west, Zambia on the north, Mozambique on the east, and South Africa on the south.[1] Most of the country is elevated in the central plateau stretching from the southwest to the northwest at altitudes between 1,200 and 1,600 m. The country's east is mountainous with Mount Nyangani as the highest point at 2,592 m.[2] Zimbabwe was formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, then Rhodesia, then Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.[6]

Victoria Falls, one of the world's biggest and most spectacular waterfalls, is located in the country's northwest as part of the Zambezi river. The country has a tropical climate with a rainy season usually from late October to March. The climate is moderated by the altitude. Zimbabwe is faced with recurring droughts; and severe storms are rare.[2]

The Zimbabwean dollar was the official currency of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 12 April 2009, with three periods of inflation.[3]

Coins of the Zimbabwean dollar

Currencies such as the South African rand, Botswana pula, pound sterling, Indian Rupee, euro, Yuan and the United States dollar are now used for all transactions in Zimbabwe; the policy of the government of Zimbabwe has insisted that any attempts to reintroduce Zimbabwean currency should be considered only if industrial output improves.[3]

Zimbabwe coins was minted in denominations of $1, 50c, 20c, 10c, 5c and 1c when the country attained Independence. These coins were issued in 1981 with an obverse impression of a Zimbabwe bird Coins are minted according to demand, so they bear the date of the year of their issue. Additional Zimbabwe coins were minted with new dates. The one-cent coin was changed from bronze to copper-plated steel in 1988. It was customary to initial the original coin design with the artist's initials.[5] A 2 dollar coin was introduced in 1997. In 2001, nickel-plated steel replaced cupro-nickel in the 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 dollar, and a bimetallic 5 dollar coin was introduced.[3]

All coins dating from the first dollar were reintroduced at face value to the third dollar (ZWR) in August 2008, effectively increasing their value 10 trillion-fold, and new $10 and $25 coins were introduced. These coins were minted in 2003 but only issued with the redenomination. [3]

Zimbabwean dollars (ZWD) per US dollar -
234.25 (2010)
234.25 (2009)
9,686.8 (2007)
note: the dollar was adopted as a legal currency in 2009; since then the Zimbabwean dollar has experienced hyperinflation and is essentially worthless [4]

REF[1] - - Zimbabwe
REF[2] - = Zimbabwe
REF[3] - - Zimbabwean dollar
REF[4] - - Africa Zimbabwe
REF[5] = - About the Bank - Currency

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