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Value of Zanzibar September 1st 1920 500 Rupees Bank Note

Zanzibar September 1st 1920 500 Rupees Bank Note

Country: Zanzibar

Denomination: Five Hundred Rupees

Comments: Wow! We would love to see a 500 rupees bank note from Zanzibar. They were only issued in 1920. These are virtually nonexistent today. Every bank note from Zanzibar has two vignettes on it. The right side shows eight fruit pickers. The left side of the note shows a sailing ship or boat called a dhow.

Text: The Zanzibar Government – Promises to pay the bearer on Demand the sum of Five Hundred Rupees – Zanzibar, 1st September, 1920 – For The Government of Zanzibar (the backs of these banknotes are blank)


If you can’t tell, we are really excited about (and aggressive buyers of) currency from Zanzibar. We frequently pay more than $10,000 for nice looking banknotes. Send us an email with pictures of your paper money from Zanzibar and we would be happy to make an offer.