The British South African Company headed by Cecil Rhodes possessed vast territories in Africa outside South Africa. British and South African coins circulated in these territories.
Desmond Krogh Series (1980/81 to 1983):
The Back of the above Z$ 1000 Banknote depicting three elephants.
The value of the first Zimbabwean dollar which was at par with the US dollar in 1983, went into a tail-spin and by July 2006, the exchange rate became over 500000 Z$ to 1 USD.
The 2007 Banknote Series:
The 2008 Banknote series was circulated from 20.09.2008 to 12.04.2009.
On 02.02.2009, announced that a further 12 zeros were being taken off the currency, with 1,000,000,000,000 third Zimbabwean dollars being exchanged with 1 fourth dollar. Banknotes in the denominations of Z$ 1, Z$ 5, Z$ 10, Z$ 20, Z$ 50, Z$ 100 and Z$ 500 were issued.
In 1980, coins were introduced in Zimbabwe in the denominations of 1 (bronze), 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1 dollar (all minted in cupro-nickel).
Reverse images of some Zimbabwe coins minted in 1980 (20 &10 cents and Z$1), 1982 (5 cents) and 1983(1 cent - bronze).
Obverse images of the above coins all depicting the Zimbabwe Bird
The following information has been contributed by Mr. R.N. Lalingkar:
An anecdote: Recently, I was given a visiting card by a Coin/Banknotes shop. The card, inter alia, mentioned: "Dealers in Notes and Coins and Antics".