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Zimbabwe 1 cent dated 1st August 2006

One Cent, Dated 2006 P33
Just out of curiosity.

We all know that the Zimbabwe 1 cent note dated 1st August 2006 was a hyperinflation note, which is now worthless in term of monetary buying power. However one has to agree that every banknotes issued do have some form of buying power, but whether this note can get you any goods or services in Zimbabwe back in 2006, only the Zimbabweans can tell. The reason I posted this message is that most low denomination notes printed usually come in a relatively small size, unless we we are talking about some very old notes issued in the early 20th century.

For this Zimbabwe 1 cent note, it has the size of 152mm x 78mm. This note is larger than the Australia $5 polymer (130mm x 65mm) or the Malaysia RM50 2009 print (141mm x 70mm) or even the Scotland Clydesdale Bank PLC £5 note (130mm x 70mm).

I wonder what was the reason of printing such a note in that size especially knowing the it would be worthless the moment the note is released to the public for circulation. Perhaps there is a simple answer to this! For me, I have no idea.

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