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Rhodesia 1 Dollar banknote of 1970-1979

09 Jul 2019  Tue

Rhodesia was an unrecognised state in southern Africa from 1965 to 1979, equivalent in territory to modern Zimbabwe. Rhodesia was the de facto successor state to the British colony of Southern Rhodesia, which had been a self-governing “country” since achieving responsible government in 1923. Today the country is called as Zimbabwe.

The dollar was the currency of Rhodesia between 1970 and 1980. It was subdivided into 100 cents. On 17 February 1970, the Reserve bank of Rhodesia introduced notes in denominations of 1, 2 and 10 dollars. 5 dollar notes were added in 1972.

Today we are looking at a 1 dollar banknote issued from 1970 to 1979. The obverse of the note depicts the Zimbabwe Bird, a national symbol of Zimbabwe to left bottom; Bank logo with Chiremba Balancing Rocks at Epworth in centre; and the Coat of Arms to right. The reverse features the mountains; and the Tobacco fields. This blue note has the Cecil Rhodes or Zimbabwe as its watermark.

Image Courtesy: Allnumis

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