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Encyclopedia > Rhodesian dollar

The Rhodesian Dollar was the currency used by Rhodesia between 1970 and 1980. National motto: Sit Nomine Digna (Latin: May she be worthy of the name} Official language English. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Overview

Example of Pre-UDI Rhodesian Currency
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Example of Pre-UDI Rhodesian Currency

Rhodesia, prior to the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) of 11th November 1965, was a member of the sterling zone and used the Pound Sterling as a national currency. The notes, although being especially designed for Rhodesia (and known as the Rhodesian Pound), were printed and supplied from the UK by the banknote printers Bradbury Wilkinson. Image File history File links Rho-one-pound-note. ... Image File history File links Rho-one-pound-note. ... The Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) was declared on November 11, 1965 by the white minority regime of Ian Smith, whose Rhodesian Front party opposed moves by the United Kingdom towards black majority rule in the then British colony. ... A member of the Caspian (or eastern) branch of the Caucasian languages. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... The Sterling Zone refers to the dominions and colonies of the former British Empire (and Commonwealth) that pegs their respective currencies to the Pound Sterling. ...


After the UDI, the British government expelled Rhodesia from the sterling zone and the supply of banknotes dried up. This very soon had an adverse effect in Rhodesia, and the shortage of new notes and the condition of those in circulation began to become a pressing concern.


In early 1966, the Rhodesian Central Bank ordered a completely new series of Rhodesian sterling banknotes from the German printers Giesecke & Devrient in Munich. A court injunction prevented the banknotes from being despatched to Rhodesia, and the entire order was destroyed by the printers. Substitute consignments were printed in Rhodesia between 1966 and October 1968. 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... The pound sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom (UK). ... For the 2005 Steven Spielberg film, see Munich (film). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


Following declaration of the Republic of Rhodesia in 1970, the government introduced a new currency called the Rhodesian Dollar. The quality of the printing was excellent and the dollar proved to be a strong currency, at parity with the British Pound right up to the very end of Rhodesia in 1980. In a broad definition a republic is a state whose political organization rests on the principle that the citizens or electorate constitute the ultimate root of legitimacy and sovereignty. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Banknotes

Obverse of $1 bill
Obverse of $1 bill
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Reverse of $1 bill


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Obverse of $2 bill
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Obverse of $2 bill
Reverse of $2 bill
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Reverse of $2 bill


Obverse of $5 bill
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Obverse of $5 bill
Reverse of $5 bill
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Reverse of $5 bill


Obverse of $10 bill
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Obverse of $10 bill
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Reverse of $10 bill

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