Zimbabwe Dollars?!


#1

Well I arrived in Zimbabwe yesterday, and was amused to get a notification informing me that £10 was worth about 4381 Zimbabwe Dollars. Revolut seem to be unaware that Zimbabwe Dollars haven’t existed since 2009 :rofl:

(also, when the currency did exist, it ended at lot worse than 438 to the pound…)


#2

It certainly did…

:laughing:


#3

I’m actually really curious about where Revolut could possibly be getting the exchange rate they quoted from


#4

It’s still listed on xe.com as a currency with exchange rate values:

However the website (www.xe.com/currency/zwd-zimbabwean-dollar) clearly states that the currency has been suspended indefinitely.


#5

Interesting! That made me curious as to how there was so much fluctuation in the value of a non-traded currency. Turns out that it’s constant against the US dollar and the fluctuations you see vs GBP and EUR are just the fluctuations in GBP/USD and EUR/USD. You learn something new every day!