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Zaire Hyperinflation Banknotes

 

1,000,000 Zaires 1993

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Front: Mobutu Sese Seko (1930-1997), President of Zaire for 32 years (1965-1997)

Back: Suspension bridge over river

 

5,000,000 Zaires 1992

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Front: Mobutu Sese Seko (1930-1997), President of Zaire for 32 years (1965-1997)

Back: Flora, elephant tusks, factory and pyramids

 

1,000,000 Nouveaux Zaires 1996

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Front: Mobutu Sese Seko (1930-1997), President of Zaire for 32 years (1965-1997)

Back: Map of Zaire and mining facility

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Zaire went through a period of inflation between 1989 and 1996. In 1988, the highest denomination was 5,000 Zaires. By 1992, it was 5,000,000 Zaires. In the 1993 currency reform, 1 Nouveau Zaire was exchanged for 3,000,000 old Zaires. The highest denomination in 1996 was 1,000,000 Nouveaux Zaires. In 1997, Zaire was renamed the Congo Democratic Republic and changed its currency to Francs.

 

 

 

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