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Zaire's economy has continued to disintegrate. While meaningful economic figures are difficult to come by, Zaire's hyperinflation, the largest government deficit ever, and plunging mineral production have made the country one of the world's poorest. Most formal transactions are conducted in hard currency as indigenous banknotes have lost almost all value, and a barter economy now flourishes in all but the largest cities. Most individuals and families hang on grimly through subsistence farming and petty trade. The government has not been able to meet its financial obligations to the International Momentary Fund or put in place the financial measures advocated by the IMF. Although short-term prospects for improvement are dim, improved political stability would boost Zaire's long-term potent more info »
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Zaire P16b 50-Makuta 1977
50 Makuta Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P16b
Date: 1977
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Zaire Banknote P16b 50-Makuta 1977
50 Makuta Zaire's Banknote (Back)
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Date: 1977
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50 Makuta P16b 1977
Zaire P16c 50-Makuta 1978
50 Makuta Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P16c
Date: 1978
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Zaire Banknote P16c 50-Makuta 1978
50 Makuta Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P16c
Date: 1978
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50 Makuta P16c 1978
Zaire P17 50-Makuta 1979
50 Makuta Zaire's Banknote (Front)
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Date: 1979
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Zaire Banknote P17 50-Makuta 1979
50 Makuta Zaire's Banknote (Back)
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Date: 1979
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50 Makuta P17 1979
Zaire P17b 50-Makuta 1980
50 Makuta Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P17b
Date: 1980
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Zaire Banknote P17b 50-Makuta 1980
50 Makuta Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P17b
Date: 1980
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50 Makuta P17b 1980
Zaire P18a 1-Zaire 1975
1 Zaire Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P18a
Date: 1975
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Zaire Banknote P18a 1-Zaire 1975
1 Zaire Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P18a
Date: 1975
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1 Zaire P18a 1975
Zaire P18b 1-Zaire 1977
1 Zaire Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P18b
Date: 1977
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Zaire Banknote P18b 1-Zaire 1977
1 Zaire Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P18b
Date: 1977
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1 Zaire P18b 1977
Zaire P19a 1-Zaire 1979
1 Zaire Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P19a
Date: 1979
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Zaire Banknote P19a 1-Zaire 1979
1 Zaire Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P19a
Date: 1979
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1 Zaire P19a 1979
Zaire P19b 1-Zaire 1981
1 Zaire Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P19b
Date: 1981
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Zaire Banknote P19b 1-Zaire 1981
1 Zaire Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P19b
Date: 1981
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1 Zaire P19b 1981
Zaire P20 5-Zaires 1972
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P20
Date: 1972
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Zaire Banknote P20 5-Zaires 1972
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P20
Date: 1972
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5 Zaires P20 1972
Zaire P21a 5-Zaires 1976
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P21a
Date: 1976
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Zaire Banknote P21a 5-Zaires 1976
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
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Date: 1976
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5 Zaires P21a 1976
Zaire P21b 5-Zaires 1977
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
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Date: 1977
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Zaire Banknote P21b 5-Zaires 1977
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
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Date: 1977
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5 Zaires P21b 1977
Zaire P22a 5-Zaires 1979
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P22a
Date: 1979
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Zaire Banknote P22a 5-Zaires 1979
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P22a
Date: 1979
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5 Zaires P22a 1979
Zaire P23a 10-Zaires 1975
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P23a
Date: 1975
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Zaire Banknote P23a 10-Zaires 1975
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P23a
Date: 1975
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10 Zaires P23a 1975
Zaire P23b 10-Zaires 1977
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P23b
Date: 1977
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Scan donated by Antonio Diaz Escudero
Zaire Banknote P23b 10-Zaires 1977
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P23b
Date: 1977
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10 Zaires P23b 1977
Zaire P24 10-Zaires 1979
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
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Date: 1979
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Zaire Banknote P24 10-Zaires 1979
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
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Date: 1979
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10 Zaires P24 1979
Zaire P24b 10-Zaires 1981
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P24b
Date: 1981
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Zaire Banknote P24b 10-Zaires 1981
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P24b
Date: 1981
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10 Zaires P24b 1981
Zaire P25a 50-Zaires 1980
50 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P25a
Date: 1980
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Zaire Banknote P25a 50-Zaires 1980
50 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P25a
Date: 1980
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50 Zaires P25a 1980
Zaire P26 5-Zaires 1982
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P26
Date: 1982
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Scan donated by Tod Hunt
Zaire Banknote P26 5-Zaires 1982
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P26
Date: 1982
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5 Zaires P26 1982
Zaire P26A 5-Zaires 1985
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P26A
Date: 1985
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Zaire Banknote P26A 5-Zaires 1985
5 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P26A
Date: 1985
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5 Zaires P26A 1985
Zaire P27 10-Zaires 1982
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P27
Date: 1982
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Zaire Banknote P27 10-Zaires 1982
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P27
Date: 1982
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10 Zaires P27 1982
Zaire P27A 10-Zaires 1985
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P27A
Date: 1985
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Zaire Banknote P27A 10-Zaires 1985
10 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P27A
Date: 1985
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10 Zaires P27A 1985
Zaire P28a 50-Zaires 1982
50 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P28a
Date: 1982
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Zaire Banknote P28a 50-Zaires 1982
50 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P28a
Date: 1982
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50 Zaires P28a 1982
Zaire P28b 50-Zaires 1985
50 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P28b
Date: 1985
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Zaire Banknote P28b 50-Zaires 1985
50 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P28b
Date: 1985
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50 Zaires P28b 1985
Zaire P29b 100-Zaires 1985
100 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P29b
Date: 1985
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Zaire Banknote P29b 100-Zaires 1985
100 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P29b
Date: 1985
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100 Zaires P29b 1985
Zaire P30a 500-Zaires 1984
500 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Front)
Pick#: P30a
Date: 1984
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Zaire Banknote P30a 500-Zaires 1984
500 Zaires Zaire's Banknote (Back)
Pick#: P30a
Date: 1984
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500 Zaires P30a 1984
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