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Happy Father's Day

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Revenant

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I know quite a few of us that frequent this place are also fathers. Shandy let me sleep in this morning and, when I got up, she had the boys in Star Wars shirts saying "I am your Son" and one for me that says "I am your Father."

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I mentioned elsewhere that I had an ebay auction ending late last night. I followed my practice of putting in my best number and going to bed. It so happened that, when I put in my best bid, i was winning it but my bid was maxed out and if anyone else had bid I would have lost. I still wasn't willing to stay up to 1 AM biting my nails and I still wasn't willing to up my bid, so I decided to just see in the morning. It turns out I won.

The thing I was after? A P-12a note for my Zimbabwe set.

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The thing that makes this exciting? This was the last note I needed to have a complete variety set of Zimbabwe 1st dollar Series 2 notes. When I get this in the mail I'll have all 11.

 

It feels particularly fitting to score this last note on the morning of Father's Day since it's for a set that I got back into in a big way as a way of coping with stress during the 2nd pregnancy and Sam's NICU stay and everything that came later.

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I'd always thought it would take me longer and cost me more to get to this point with this set but I've gotten lucky of late - a couple of dealers I buy from have been listing a lot of these lately and I've had some money I could get away with spending so I've, during quarantine, gotten the P-5a, the P-7, the P-9, the P-11a and now the P-12a, moving from being about 50% complete to now having them all.

Of course, I'm still not done with the Series 1 varieties. There's 18 varieties in Series 1 and I have 7 of them... but, maybe, one day.

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How many years between these, which seem to be mid 90's, and the hyper-inflation trillion dollar notes we've seen?  

What a shame that it's so easy to make very attractive colorful banknotes, but another thing entirely to back up their value

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4 hours ago, deposito said:

How many years between these, which seem to be mid 90's, and the hyper-inflation trillion dollar notes we've seen?  

What a shame that it's so easy to make very attractive colorful banknotes, but another thing entirely to back up their value

The first several are from 1994-1997.

The $500 and $1,000 ones are from 2001-2004.

The 4 notes denominated from $10 trillion to $100 Trillion hit around Dec 2008 or Jan 2009. I'm not sure exactly when they hit the street in Harare. 

So... I guess to answer your actual question, 14 years for the oldest ones?

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