This worn bill is the oldest that I have, from 1967. It was worth one hundred Makutas, or one Zaire. The young President Mobutu started his regime with good intentions and a good reputation. He is seen on the reverse of this money rolling up his sleeves to work with the people.
But Mobutu's money soon began to spiral out of control with inflation. He and his family sucked the riches out of the land and impoverished the population.