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Zambia’s 1980s banknotes

December 31, 2019


so hello fellow banknote collectors here
you going today my name is Glenn and today I am back with another video about
the Zambian banknotes so we’ve seen mean banknotes have been
lots of issues and this one is the issue issue between 9 and 86 and 88 the 50
quite sure which is this one here at the back he was issued in 1986 because of
inflation so like this year a lyon one lyon coin i showed in an earlier video
this one has a dictator so this is Kenneth Wanda he was president of Zambia
from 1964 to 1991 and ran 1991 the Soviet Union imploded so it split up
into various countries and they’re no longer supported the well the more like
he come in the side of politics and then the United States had no intentions of
supporting dictators so there was a lot of um demand on dictates from around the
world to implement democratic reforms and he was one of the casualties
unfortunately he’s still alive and it’s probably quite a boring person now
dictators I just think that in the bits oh yeah but anyway this is about
banknotes so here we have the african fish eagle I believe it’s the African
fishing Eagle and it is actually bent on saving banknotes for quite a long time
this was the first issues actually having in full on ever banknotes they
actually had ever as a watermark or as another type of feature so and he also
he’s on the coat of arms which is up there and it’s also in the same place so
it’s a national bird of Zambia and here’s the coat of arms down here
they still youth and in the center of this series is a plant and a flower
there’s found in Zambia and as you can see that’s actually a Katy and it’s one
in the watermark on all these banknotes is Kenneth Wanda
so the has a security Fred so it’s I promise to pay the bearer on
demand one kwacha which is a bit weird if you’re gonna pay someone on demand
one Quattro be like it go over a silver coin but this is one quarter here so you
just paid them so we can do is pretty good enough on the reverse we have some
cotton farms so there’s females looks like they’re off it looks like a male
probably mixed mixed gender picking cotton cotton is a major crop in Zambia
and down below it has Thomas DL over in England who
actually prints all of her Zambia’s banknotes since independence
and here is the this is actually one of the first banknotes Oh God to kwacha has
a little bit of a bendy so it has the same features just different flower and
then different colors of this when he’s green this one is like a purplish car a
bit colorblind so my colors might be different than yours also this computer
here what process colors different okay
before we get on to risk let’s look at the serial number so if you see on the
serial numbers it has a B C so C has D on the 10 Y on the 20 and F on the 50 so
on all the different denominations the leather is different than it goes in
alphabetic order and that’s a feature you probably not unique to Zambia but
with this denomination and serious that’s just the way it goes
so yes I said this is the first thing beYOU know I actually got I don’t know
if you got got it back in the 90s when I got it through a newspaper and that’s
how actually gotten to banknote collecting and on the back it has a
school and a female teacher with her student teaching probably literacy how
to write how to form sentences and this would probably be its most likely a
school in probably Osaka but as for the school of this I do not know if anyone
knows with our school is be great to let us all know thank you
ok so here we have the folk culture so I have these in numerical sequence Oh 21
22 23 24 and 25 so you can still buy these in little bundles because well
when they change a banknote she could have actually got these in bundles and
this signature here is actually the last signature
what is signatures in your buns those are the same oh let you know if your
signature changes and here has looks like it might be a toggle bottle okay
see ya I am Not sure of death as it’s a reddish
color actually looks better on the dishing eagle we fire different colors
then the two only had the green color so do Sun has security Fred in the
watermark and on the back it has a dam this is actually the Kariba Dam looks
quite nice this will be used to produce two things will be as water supply for
towns and and also for irrigation on farms in yeah if they produce cotton
they definitely need irrigation and also as a supply of power and as you can see
has a work road infrastructure around near it looks like it’s a traditional fish a bird so food crops as well on the
mask so not a bad bank name not quite like that so the one good thing about Zambia
notice that they have things about Zambia and here we have another fell on
d-10 Karachi and I have another run of five faint notes today 76 to 80 then
this is a hundred and twenty nine d so the letter never changes on these
banknotes it’s always a day on the pen and on the bank we have the Bank of
Zambia which is in the sucker and looks like a more of a modern design pretty
boring if you ask me generally win it when you’re competing against older
designed buildings and these have got gum nuts but you Calypso not native to
Africa so it’s probably another type of plant related to are you clips in my
beads they’re not or this flower so I’m not too sure the flowers I would love to
know because those flowers look awesome so that is detain culture and back in
the 1980s these still would have been worth a fair bit of money probably at
least fourteen strain was so here we have the 20 culture it
has e as a litter and beautiful yellow flower and as you can see the bang
that’s pretty standard features like these security features here and on the
reverse we looks like tobacco sorry I’m also using the website to get
information on it yeah that might be tobacco or could be tea
so and in Africa if you see documentaries you see a lot of people in
rural areas carrying stuff like this it’s more of a traditional way of
carrying items and probably not to seen Africa all over the place all over the
world because really it’s just a logical thing to do yet sir yeah if you need to
carry something some pretty heavy you thinking support your very breaking
sport certain weight so know one thing you also look up it’s a safety so any
interesting serial numbers and here we come to the last banknote so this is the
50 Karachi so all the previous ones were issued in
1980 and this one was issued in 1986 to do with inflation then later on that you
should hire you banknotes in have a series so when I get them I will
actually do a video and the next series will be this one so we’ll worry about
that later and it has a nice beautiful purple flowers and oh he’s turned bloody
bread mmm Kenneth Wanda and on the reverse this is the National Assembly
Parliament building yeah that was a guess at the moment because I had to
look it up on the website and it has a Liberty monument which is actually on
all Zambian current same unites here it is as well it’s only on 50
question here so since this time they’ve all had the fishing Eagle and well the
Liberty monument also started to become popular and this banknotes are quite
easy to get there’s not expensive and if you’re interested in Sami bangers
I recommend that you start off with getting these ones the ones earlier on a
bit more expensive the next series is cheaper the series they include the
polymer ones so from 92 to 2011 they to get expensive depending on the
denomination and the current series while well they hide their nominations
more expensive so what is the exchange rate of this one so currently you can
get 50 no a Crutcher eight to nine kwacha for when a strain doll and that’s
read denominator and it was read denominated in thousand to one so 1000
is 10 degree 100 is 1 degrees so this is half and the queen I don’t even ever
gone for that so this one has a strange rate of a bit few half a cent just so
rounded up half-assing so I can’t really spend this and it’s no longer legal
tender so I wouldn’t worry anyway I like to say thank you very much I do sell
coins and banknotes in the links down below and I like to say have a awesome
bringing that click in time people because clicking banknotes is awesome
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