After almost a week of speculation, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has finally released information regarding the new $2 and $5 notes which were announced by RBZ governor John Mangudya last week.
There was a lot of confusion surrounding the new notes, with some speculating that it is a new currency and some saying they are just new same notes. However, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube finally reviewed that the new notes were not so new but rather old new notes of the bond note. He went on o state that the new notes were not a new currency, but rather a cash injection.
Today the central bank finally revealed what the new notes will look like and how to identify the security features on them. Surprisingly, the new notes have almost exactly the same colour and design as the old $2 and $5 bond notes which are currently in circulation. At face value, the new notes are exactly the same as the old notes.
However, there seems to be a difference between these two notes. The new notes do not have the phrase “BOND NOTE” written on them either at the front or at the back. In fact, the phrase “Bond Note” does not appear anywhere on the new notes.
It is quite uncertain if it was done deliberately or there was a printing error in printing the new notes. Zimtrending has sent an enquiry about the difference and awaiting a response from the central bank.
Below is the notice and the security features of the two-dollar and five-dollar banknotes
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