Lucia Nhamo
At the height of Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation in 2008, the one hundred trillion dollar
note was released before the currency was abandoned in 2009 and the U.S. dollar
was officially adopted. Throughout its 19-year history, the image of the Chiremba
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At the height of Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation in 2008, the one hundred trillion dollar note was released before the currency was abandoned in 2009 and the U.S. dollar was officially adopted. Throughout its 19-year history, the image of the Chiremba balancing rocks has featured on each Zimbabwe dollar note face. A large part of the rocks’ visual intrigue lies in the manner in which they seem to be balanced against each other in a precarious state of equilibrium. In a climate dogged by uncertainty and overgrown with speculation, many people consider the prospect of the
currency’s return to be imminent.

Featured in the South African online periodical ITCH Issue 14: Value