This 50 dollars (equivalent to US$0.16 or €0.13), P-105 and B-196. Its prominent color is a warm, earthy brown, lending an air of elegance to its dimensions of 155 x 66 mm.
The design is a marvel of composition, uniting two significant facets of Zimbabwe’s heritage. On the obverse, a captivating portrayal of the Chiremba balancing rock formation takes center stage, an emblematic symbol of nature’s artistry and the country’s geological marvels. This geological wonder is captured in its intricate detail, showcasing the sculpted beauty that has captivated generations.
Turning to the reverse, the banknote unveils a solemn tableau. Here, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier stands as a tribute to those whose sacrifices remain eternal but unnamed. Nearby, the figure of Mbuya Nehanda, also known as Charwe Nyakasikana, stands as a representation of Zimbabwe’s spiritual heritage. As a spirit medium, her influence and legacy echo through generations, and her presence on this banknote is a testament to her enduring significance.
The note incorporates sophisticated security measures, underscoring its value and authenticity. A security thread, windowed and demetalized, proudly bears the inscription “RBZ 50,” emphasizing its origin from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. This thread is woven with precision to thwart counterfeit attempts, ensuring the continued trustworthiness of the currency. The watermark is equally intricate, featuring the iconic Zimbabwe bird alongside a vertical RBZ 50 electrotype, further attesting to its genuineness.
Manufactured by the esteemed Giesecke & Devrient in Germany, this banknote is a product of meticulous craftsmanship. The printing process has yielded a result that harmoniously marries aesthetics with security, embodying the principles of currency design.
Anchoring the note’s identity is the signature of John Panonetsa Mangudya, the Governor. His endorsement serves as a mark of authenticity, adding a personal touch to the banknote’s significance. It bears the prefix “AA” and was introduced into circulation on the 6th of July, 2021, marking a pivotal moment in Zimbabwe’s economic landscape.
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