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Zimbabwe’s currency crisis

The Zimbabwean dollar was the official currency of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2009, when its use was abandoned. In place of the Zimbabwean dollar, currencies including the South African rand, Botswana pula, pound sterling, Indian rupee, euro, Japanese yen, Australian dollar, Chinese yuan, and the US dollar are now used.
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    • Essentials 

    • Other dollars 

    • Origin 

    • Design 

    • Initial introduction (ZWD) 

    • First re-denomination (ZWN) 

    • Second re-denomination (ZWR) 

    • Third re-denomination (ZWL) 

    • Hyperinflation 

    • Money supply (2006–2008) 

    • Abandonment and demonetisation 

    • Coins 

    • Banknotes and cheques 

    • Market data restoration 

    • Third period of devaluation