So You Wanna Know About The ZIM? ZImbabwe Dollar Data Sheet

Okay so Zimbabwe currency seems to be all the rave these days but there's very little information online about the Zimbabwe currency so here's a quick data sheet giving you some info regarding the Zimbabwe Dollar.

The Zimbabwean Dollar was the offical currency of the country of ZImbabwe from 1980 to 2009. Because of political turmoil and the collapse of the economy as well as hyperinflation the Zimbabwe Dollar whose ticker symbol is/was ZWD is no longer in circulated.
Zimbabe Dollar Currency 100 Trillion Note
Zimbabe Dollar Currency 100 Trillion Note

Typically the standard trading currency used and accepted is either US Dollars or South African Rand. Though not as favored the British Pound, Euro, and the Botswana Pula are also typically accepted fairly easily. In countries like this they often require notes of certain mint years only and sometimes only in crisp new condition so if traveling to this area find this out. Many African countires will only accept US Dollars for example 2008 and newer and in crisp mint condition.

April 18, 1980, ZImbabwe gained its independence from former British Colonly Rhodesia rule. Because of this the ZImbabwean Dollar was issued to replace the Rhodesian Dollar at a 1:1 value. At that time the Zimbabwe Dollar was higher in value against the US Dollar at 1.59. Since then and because of instability and turmoil, hyperinflation, and the collapse of the economy, the Zim has been devalued making it one of the weakest currencies in the world. The 100 Trillion ZImbabwe note to date is the largest denomination note ever printed.
In 2008, inflation rates spiked at 80 billion percent per month. Over the course of a year that was more than 6.5 Quindecillion, hard to even wrap your head around that number right? In lamens terms, this means that inflation was at 98% a day and that prices of the most basic commodities doubled every 24.7 hours. You've probably seen the photos of people going to the market to buy a loaf of bread with literally a wheelbarel full of stacks and bundles of money, all for a simple loaf of bread. This is why. 
The Zim underwent three re-denomintions in the years of 2006, 2008, and finally again in 2009. On July 30, 2008 the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe redenominated 10 Billion to 1 Zimbabwe Dollar. Coins were also issued with a value at 25, 10, and 5. Baknotes were issued at a value of 5, 10, 20, 100, and 500. On February 2, 2009, another redenomination occured. New notes were issued again at 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500. These currencies remained the legal tender and circulated together until around June 30, 2009. During this time 1 USD was worth more than 300 Trillion Zimbabwe Dollars. 
In January 2009, the use of foreign currencies in Zimbabwe was officially made law even though it had been used for years previous as well. This led to a large drop in the usage of the actual Zimbabwe currency. By April of 2009 the Zimbabwe Dollar was tossed aside as an official currency. The Zimbabwe Government said they will only reintroduce the Dollar if the industrial output of the country would average 60% or more of its current output capacity as compared to the April 2009 output of 20%. 
In January 2009, the use of foreign currencies was legalized.  This move led to a sharp drop in the usage of the said currency.  By April 12, 2009, the Zimbabwean dollar was abandoned as an official currency.  According to the Zimbabwe government, they will only reintroduce the dollar if industrial output would average 60 percent more of its current output capacity as compared to the April 2009 output of 20 percent.

Why Is Most Vietnam Dong Circulated While Most Dinar Is Uncirculated?

A common question many Dinar and Dong buyers wonder about is why most Dinar is uncirculated wihle most Dong is circulated? Now this isn't always the case there is some circulated Dinar out there and you can also find uncirculated Dong for sale but more often than not Dinar comes in uncirculated condition while Dong comes in circulated condition. Just check any Dinar dealers website or even eBay to confirm this.

Why is this many people wonder? Here's the reason. The Iraqi Dinar though used in Iraq, US Dollars are used just as much if not more than Dinar. The Dinar is also sold at auctions and most of the Dinar bought is shipped to a neighboring country before then being shipped to the US so much of the Dinar never has a chance to go through the economy or be used in markets and such.

Dong on the other hand is not sold at auctions like the Dinar, it's a currency that's actually traded. Not only that but Vietnam Dong is actually used in Vietnam in shops, restaurants, etc. Vietnam also has tourists who use the local currency as opposed to Iraq where even citizens often use Dollars and contractors and military typically use Dollars as well.

This is basically the reason that most Dong is circulated while most Dinar is uncirculated. Most of the circulated Dinar you come across will either be Dinar brought back home years ago by members of the military or contractors working over in Iraq, or it's notes which were origionally uncirculated but were either damaged during shipping or by those who bought them and when resold they cannot be sold as uncirculated as they have imperfections. Many of these notes have never actually been used in commerce in the streets of Iraq  and probalby look almost like new but once they get bends or folds cannot be sold as uncirculated notes so are sold as uncirculated.

Hopefully this posts answers this common asked question.

Why Your Bank Isn't A Trusted Expert When It Comes To Iraqi Dinar

Many Dinar buyers seem to rely upon their banks and bankers to verify their Iraqi Dinar currency or even answer questions regarding the Iraqi Dinar. This is a poor strategy and a poor source of information and in this article we will tell you why.

Most banks and bankers don't deal with foreign currency on a regular basis and for that reason typically don't know a whole lot about foreign currency. At most banks there is also a specialized teller who deals with and orders foreign currency for the rest of the tellers so in most cases even if a bank does deal with foreign currency, typically only one teller will be knowledgeable about it.

Over the past few years banks have begun getting away from offering currency exchange services to their customers. They are doing this because it's costly, it makes them little if any money, and it's more of a hassle than anything. In the past many banks offered currency exchange to their customers. These days however many banks don't offer this service period and the few that do typically outsource this service to other companies like International Currency Exchange and Travelex among others.

Banks have typically done currency exchanges for customers for very low rates, basically at cost. It costs banks quite a bit of money to order foreign currency, it requires an additional Brinks shipment which again is more money. It also leaves them open to buying outmoded or fraudulant notes because it's not something they are dealing with a lot. For example, did you know most currency exchange companies will not buy 500 Saudi notes among others because of the large number of counterfeit notes in circulation. A bank who didn't keep up with the FX industry could easily buy in a large number of these notes unknowingly and be holding the bag.

Because banks don't deal with foreign currency on a regular basis they don't keep up with changes in the industry and aren't knowledgeable about foreign currency. Foreign currency transactions are a drain on them as opposed to being a revenue generating activity.

In forums, message board, and blogs Dinar buyers are often talking about talking to a banker about their Dinar. Why rely on someone else to authenticate your Dinar, why not know how to do it yourself? The Dinar is one of the top 3 most secure currencies in the world and has plenty of security features which are very easy to check with the naked eye or a black light. As far as asking about a revalue date or rate the banker will know nothing so your wasting your breath.

If you have questions about the Iraqi Dinar research and investigate it yourself, although you'll need to be careful to sift the credible information from the Guru nonsense and idiots spouting off like experts on message boards.

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Short Entertaininge Film About The Iraqi Dinar - The Bond 2013

THE BOND-- 2013

This is about An unemployed web programmer puts his marriage in jeopardy when he hides an investment (Iraqi Dinar) worth millions from his pregnant wife.

WINNER Best Narrative Short
2014 Seattle True
Independent Film Festival

Director & Writer:
Bryan Campbell
Trick Danneker, Emily Chisholm, Aaron Washington

Short Film About Iraqi Dinar

Interesting Article Discussing How The Iraqi Dinar Will Be Taxed - Is The IRS Setting Up Dinar Task Forces?

There is a lot of talk and speculation online regarding how the Iraqi Dinar will be taxed should it someday go up in value. Some argue it will be taxed as a simple currency exchange, others argue it will be taxed as a commodity, and others argue it will not be taxed at all. Though I don't have the answer to that question I can definately tell you it would not go untaxed, Uncle Sam always makes sure he gets his cut. As they say, only two things are certain in life, death and taxes.

How Will The Iraqi Dinar Be Taxed?
Recently while perusing Twitter we stumbled upon an article titled "New IRS Task Force Setup To Monitor Iraqi Dinar". It's worth a read and is food for thought, however the article never actually talks about this new task force. Everything mentioned in this article is nothing really new, it's standard reporting which has always been done on large currency transactions or transactions of anything over $10,000 USD. 

In this post we are going to quote some points from this article and discuss them below, however if you'd like to read the article in it's entirety you can read it yourself by clicking HERE

1. As of 2010, the Dinar Banker is not required to report any information at all to the United States Treasury Department in regards to individual domestic United States sales or purchases of Iraqi Dinar as long as the transactions are "not cash" for cash transactions.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6077129

This is actually not true, and if DInar Banker was not reporting transactions over $10,000 they were in violation of the law to the best of our knowledge. Any transaction over $10,000 is required to be reported whether it's an international or domestic transaction. This is nothing unique to the Dinar. If you won over $10,000 at a Casino the same report would be filed. If you bought a car for over $10,000 and paid in cash the dealership would file one of these forms. This is nothing unique to the Iraqi Dinar nor is it anything new. 

2. In a nutshell, if you have a certain amount of profits from these transactions which involve the Iraqi Dinar, you will be required to pay the United States Taxes on the change in value of your Iraqi Dinar(s) purchase(s).

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6077129

I believe the author is referring to tax law which states you need to pay taxes if you see a gain of $200 or more on a currency exchange transaction. I'm not going to bother looking it up but I've read it before in tax law and it's not anything new and groundbreaking nor is this secret information,its written in the IRS tax law. 

3. The IRS is currently working on putting monitoring procedures in effect. The amount of taxes that the taxpayer will pay is dependent on the taxpayer's own individual tax rate and the length of time they have held the Iraqi Dinar. This is normal for all transactions of this kind.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6077129

I've yet to find any reliable source who has definitively stated how the Iraqi DInar will/would be taxed. It could be taxed as a currency exchange, it could be taxed as a commodity, it could be a long term capital gain or a short term capital gain depending upon how it's taxed as well as how long the buyer held it for. 

4. Check and wire purchases of sales within the United States are not reported. For international transactions over $10,000, the Dinar Banker must report the transaction on a Fin Cen 105. For more information on this, go ahead and take a look at the following website: http://www.fincen.gov/forms/bsa_forms/ It will give you more information on such types of transactions and also show you the list of forms that are available.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6077129

To the best of my knowledge this information is not accurate. It does not matter whether the wire is done internationally or domestically. Any transaction over $10,000 must be reported. If you bought over $10,000 in Iraqi Dinar and your dealer is Treasury Registered they are required to fill out a Fincen 105 form. They most likely asked for a copy of your government issued ID as well as your social security or tax id number. The reason they asked for this is so they could file a form on you to the IRS.


Artistic Short Film About The Iraqi Dinar - NOT News Or Info, An Fictionional Movie

Was just browsing trending subjects on Twitter and noticed someone had linked to a short film who's subject or topic was the Iraqi Dinar. This is not a documentary, news, or any relevant information about investing in the Iraqi Dinar, this is an artistic short film about a guy who sells a bond to buy Iraqi Dinar and later sells it for less than half what he paid for it. This film basically shows the pitfalls of the Iraqi Dinar.
A Short Film About The Iraqi Dinar
A Short Film About The Iraqi Dinar

It's worth a watch, and is actually a pretty well put together movie. I was expecting some low budget looking Blair Witch Project type movie, however this was actually pretty well done. The writer and/or director in my opinion don't have a firm grasp of the Dinar and the whole investment surrounding it, and the story is a bit sensationalized as all movies are but none the less it was interesting and worth a watch.

We'll link to it, and you can watch it by clicking HERE

Buy Iraqi Dinar At Spot Rate? Some Crazy Good Deals!!!!

Everyone likes saving money right? Well keep your eyes peeled online for great deals on the Iraqi Dinar. Recently DealOrBuyDinar, operated by Lifesong Currency Group has been offering some fantastic deals as of late.

A few months back they were running some specials on small denomination Iraqi Dinar notes. They were selling a million Dinar in 250, 500, and 1000 notes for about $1100 per million while most other dealers are priced at $1900 and above.
Iraqi Dinar Specials

More recently however, just a few weeks back I received an e-mail from these guys offering Dinar at spot rate, all be it circulated, but none the less still a fantastic deal. DealOrBuy was selling a million circulated Dinar for only $845 per million. That pretty much matches or beats even the best deals on eBay or Dinar Forums buy and sell sections.

So how do you find out about these deals? Pretty easy, just get on dealers contact lists or e-mail lists. If you visit Iraqi Dinar dealers websites most have some type of online signup for e-mail lists and deals. Just enter your e-mail address and sign-up for their e-mail specials and soon enough you'll be occasionally receiving some great deals on purchasing Iraqi Dinar.