MONEY I Got A Strange Message from … (No. 4)

Posted by on 25. März 2011

Zimbabwe Money – world record in zeroes ...

When my friend Brian tries to send me mail, he has to rush over the border to Zambia and post it there. Well, that’s how it is in President Mugabs’s Zimbabwe. Last week Brian send my an oddity: a banknote of one hundred billion local dollars, worth 0,002 US Cents! He wrote: „When Lori (his wife) goes to the market to buy a loaf of bread she takes a suitcase full of money with her – and there is absolutely no danger that she will be mugged because nobody wants Zim money.“ The inflation rate then was going up by the seconds but the situation has calmed down a bit. The banknote is a wonderful souvenir from a dark corner of the Dark Continent and now a collectors item on eBay …

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