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I think this says a lot about how things have started to turn for Zimbabwean notes...

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Revenant

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So I go to the website for one of my favorite banknote dealers - one of the larger Asian dealers for PMG notes... and I see... this.

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This feels like quite a change from early to mid-2019, when Banknote World was dumping Zimbabwean inventory - PMG graded notes included - in 50% off and 60% off fire sales, seemingly desperate to be rid of it all. And that was after they'd already reduced their base prices on a number of graded Zimbabwe notes!

I feel like, in the last year, there has just been a massive swing in the interest in these.

I think the rising inflation and people using words like "hyperinflation" in American media are getting people interested in these again.

The Zimbabwean notes have a big advantage over the old Hungarian and Weimar Germany notes because they are 1) Plentiful and cheap in high grades and 2) They're in English, which is just going to make them inherently more approachable than most other hyperinflation notes, like Yugoslavian notes or even Venezuelan notes.

 

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The Zimbabwean notes have a big advantage over the old Hungarian and Weimar Germany notes because they are 1) Plentiful and cheap in high grades and 2) They're in English, which is just going to make them inherently more approachable than most other hyperinflation notes, like Yugoslavian notes or even Venezuelan notes.

Hey, I have Yugoslav notes, I guess I have Zim notes too but no Ven notes. lol

I suppose you're right on some level with the English text on the Zim notes but it never occurred to me until I read this that my Zim notes were in English and my Yugoslav notes were in... Serbo-Croatian.? I honestly don't know, now I'm going to have to research this. lol

Long story short, the artwork/design, history and/or story behind the notes was the reason I purchased these..... and free shipping. lol

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On 11/10/2021 at 5:53 PM, Fenntucky Mike said:

Long story short, the artwork/design, history and/or story behind the notes was the reason I purchased these..... and free shipping. lol

Uh huh.... The artwork only got you into the new series a long time after the free shipping and my yapping got you into 2 other series / sub-sets. And in spite of your claims of loving the first dollars I notice those don't seem to be happening without free shipping as a booster to buy a note. hm

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On 11/10/2021 at 9:23 PM, Revenant said:

Uh huh.... The artwork only got you into the new series a long time after the free shipping and my yapping got you into 2 other series / sub-sets. And in spite of your claims of loving the first dollars I notice those don't seem to be happening without free shipping as a booster to buy a note. hm

lol Busted. The first series is the most attractive, followed closely by the current series. My lack of first series notes is due to several factors, eventually I'll give them a go, but not for a few years at the earliest. Or at least that's my tentative timeline, who knows. (shrug)

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