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Introducing the 100 Trillion Dollar Note

4:57 PM, Jan 17, 2009 • By JOHN NOONAN
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Courtesy of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe, home of the 231 million percent inflation rate.

Zimbabwe's central bank says it will soon introduce a 100 trillion dollar note as the once prosperous country battles to keep pace with hyperinflation that has caused many to abandon the country's currency.

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said the new notes that includes 50 trillion, 20 trillion and 10 trillion would be released for the "convenience of the public," according to statement released Thursday.

Ironic -- one of the poorest nations on earth is filled with billion and trillionaires. Unsurprisingly, the once bountiful African nation has unofficially defaulted to the US dollar as its main currency.