Cross revealed that the security inadequacies on the new notes is the reason why small denominations will be issued to disincentivise would-be counterfeiters. He said:
The reason for the relatively small notes — the $5 and $2 notes and coins — is because we were concerned about the security features.
The security of these notes is not adequate and if we introduce a higher value note there will be counterfeit notes produced.
The RBZ will on November 11, 2019, release new Zimbabwe Dollar notes and coins onto the market.
The notes come in $2 and $5 denominations while $2 bond coins will also be released into circulation concurrently.