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Zaire is now renamed Congo Democratic Republic.Zaire is in fact a Portuguese corruption of another African word, Nzere ("river"); by Nzadi o Nzere, ("the river that swallows all the other rivers") being another name of the Congo river.

Below is our stock of Zaire paper money / banknotes. Click on the Pick number for a scan.

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P16b
    50 makuta 24/06/1977 UNC £ 32.00 Sig. 3 Mobutu at left and as watermark. Leopard at right. Man & structure in water on reverse.
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Sig. 3 Mobutu at left and as watermark. Leopard at right. Man & structure in water on reverse.

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P17a
    50 makuta 24/11/1979 UNC £ 4.50 Mobutu at right. Leopard at lower right. Printer G & D.
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Mobutu at right. Leopard at lower right. Printer G & D.

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P17b
    50 makuta 1980 UNC £ 4.00 Mobutu at left. Leopard at right. Sign J Sambwa Mbagui. Fishing with nets on rvs.
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Mobutu at left. Leopard at right. Sign J Sambwa Mbagui. Fishing with nets on rvs.

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P18b
    1 zaire 27/10/1977 UNC £ 13.00 Pyramid and elephant tusks.
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Pyramid and elephant tusks.

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P18b
    1 zaire 27/10/1977 aUNC £ 9.00 Counting crease. Pyramid and elephant tusks
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Counting crease. Pyramid and elephant tusks

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P19a
    1 zaire 1979 UNC £ 3.00 Mobutu at left. Leopard at right.Sig 5. Factory, pyramid and elephant tusks on rvs.
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Mobutu at left. Leopard at right.Sig 5. Factory, pyramid and elephant tusks on rvs.

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P19b
    1 zaire 1981 UNC £ 2.50 Mobutu at left. Leopard at right.Sig 5. Factory, pyramid and elephant tusks on rvs.
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Mobutu at left. Leopard at right.Sig 5. Factory, pyramid and elephant tusks on rvs.

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P21b
    5 zaires 1977 aUNC £ 7.00 Mobutu at left. Leopard at right.Sig 4. Carving and hydroelectric dam on reverse.
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Mobutu at left. Leopard at right.Sig 4. Carving and hydroelectric dam on reverse.

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P22a
    5 zaires 1979 EF/AU £ 4.50 Green. Sig. 5. Mobutu at left. Foxed
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Green. Sig. 5. Mobutu at left. Foxed

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P23a
    10 zaires 30/06/1975 VF/EF £ 18.00 Early signature 3-Sambwa Mbagui. Mobutu at left and as watermark. Leopard at lower right.
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Early signature 3-Sambwa Mbagui. Mobutu at left and as watermark. Leopard at lower right.

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P23b
    10 zaires 27/10/1977 UNC £ 10.00 Sign: Amba With hand holding torch on reverse
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Sign: Amba With hand holding torch on reverse

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P24a
    10 zaires 24/06/1979 UNC £ 11.00 Sign. 5. Arm holding torch on rvs. Mobutu at left. leopard at lower right.
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Sign. 5. Arm holding torch on rvs. Mobutu at left. leopard at lower right.

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P25a
    50 zaires 04/02/1980 UNC £ 36.00 Sig. EmonyJ. Mobutu at left. Leopard at right.
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Sig. EmonyJ. Mobutu at left. Leopard at right.

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P26a
    5 zaires 17/11/1982 UNC £ 5.00 Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Hydroelectric dam on reverse.
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Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Hydroelectric dam on reverse.

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P26A
    5 zaires 24/11/1985 UNC £ 3.50 Hydroelectric dam at ctr. Printer G&D. Sign:Sambwa Mbagui
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Hydroelectric dam at ctr. Printer G&D. Sign:Sambwa Mbagui

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P26A
    5 zaires 24/11/1985 EF/AU £ 2.00 Hydroelectric dam at ctr. Printer G&D. Sign:Sambwa Mbagui. Top right edge lightly foxed.
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Hydroelectric dam at ctr. Printer G&D. Sign:Sambwa Mbagui. Top right edge lightly foxed.

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P27a
    10 zaires 27/10/1982 UNC £ 4.00 Mobutu at right. Leopard at right. Arms with hand holding torch on reverse.
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Mobutu at right. Leopard at right. Arms with hand holding torch on reverse.

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P27A
    10 zaires 27/10/1985 UNC £ 2.50 Mobutu at centre. Arms with hand holding torch on rvs.
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Mobutu at centre. Arms with hand holding torch on rvs.

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P29b
    100 zaires 30/06/1985 UNC £ 5.50 Leopard at left. Mobutu in civilian dress at right. Sign. 6. Bank of Zaire on reverse.
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Leopard at left. Mobutu in civilian dress at right. Sign. 6. Bank of Zaire on reverse.

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P30b
    500 Zaires 14/10/1985 UNC £ 19.00 Mobutu in military dress. Suspension bridge over river at ctr.
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Mobutu in military dress. Suspension bridge over river at ctr.

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P31a
    1,000 zaires 24/11/1985 UNC £ 5.45 Mobutu. Leopard.
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Mobutu. Leopard.

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P32a
    50 zaires 30/06/1988 UNC £ 2.00 Mobutu in military dress at right and as watermark. Leopard at lower left. Printer HdMZ
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Mobutu in military dress at right and as watermark. Leopard at lower left. Printer HdMZ

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P33a
    100 zaires 14/10/1988 UNC £ 2.00 Mobutu in military dress at right and as watermark. Leopard at lower left. Printer HdMZ. Bank on rvs
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Mobutu in military dress at right and as watermark. Leopard at lower left. Printer HdMZ. Bank on rvs

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P34a
    500 zaires 24/06/1989 UNC £ 4.00 Suspension bridge over river. Sig 7.
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Suspension bridge over river. Sig 7.

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P35a
    1,000 zaires 24/11/1989 UNC £ 36.00 Civic building and fountain on reverse. Mobutu in military dress on face. Leopard at lower right.
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Civic building and fountain on reverse. Mobutu in military dress on face. Leopard at lower right.

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P36
    2,000 zaires 01/10/1991 UNC £ 1.50 Men fishing with stick nets at left. Carved figurine on rvs, sig:8. Mobutu at right on face.
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Men fishing with stick nets at left. Carved figurine on rvs, sig:8. Mobutu at right on face.

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P37b
    5,000 zaires 20/05/1988 UNC £ 4.00 Factory at left, elephant tusks and plants at ctr. Sig 7. Green triangle at lower left.
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Factory at left, elephant tusks and plants at ctr. Sig 7. Green triangle at lower left.

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P38a
    10,000 zaires 24/11/1989 UNC £ 3.50 Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Government building complex on reverse.
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Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Government building complex on reverse.

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P39a
    20,000 zaires 1991 UNC £ 2.50 Bank of Zaire at left. Printer HdMZ
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Bank of Zaire at left. Printer HdMZ

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P40a
    50,000 zaires 24/4/1991 UNC £ 6.00 Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Family of Gorillas on reverse.
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Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Family of Gorillas on reverse.

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P40a
    50,000 zaires 24/04/1991 UNC £ 10.00 Low serial numbers 0000883-894 available. Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Family of Gorillas .
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Low serial numbers 0000883-894 available. Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Family of Gorillas .

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P41
    100,000 zaires 04/01/1992 UNC £ 4.00 Domed building at left. Sign:Nyembo Shabanga
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Domed building at left. Sign:Nyembo Shabanga

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P42
    200,000 zaires 01/03/1992 UNC £ 3.50 Low Serial Numbers 0000250-300. Printer HdMZ. Mobutu at right. Sign:Nyembo Shabanga
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Low Serial Numbers 0000250-300. Printer HdMZ. Mobutu at right. Sign:Nyembo Shabanga

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P42S
    200,000 zaires 1992 UNC £ 36.00 Domed building at left. Sig:8. Mobutu on front. Specimen note.
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Domed building at left. Sig:8. Mobutu on front. Specimen note.

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P43a
    500,000 zaires 15/03/1992 UNC £ 5.00 Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Hydroelectric dam on reverse.
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Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Hydroelectric dam on reverse.

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P46a
    5 mill zaires 01/10/1992 UNC £ 5.50 Leopard at left. Mobutu at right. Sig 8. Factory, Elephant tusks & Pyramids on rvs.
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Leopard at left. Mobutu at right. Sig 8. Factory, Elephant tusks & Pyramids on rvs.

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P47
    1 nouveaux likuta 24/06/1993 UNC £ 1.50 Mobutu in military uniform at right. Independence monument at left on rvs. Printer G&D.
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Mobutu in military uniform at right. Independence monument at left on rvs. Printer G&D.

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P48
    5 nouveaux makuta 24/06/1993 UNC £ 0.80 Mobutu in military uniform at right. Printer G&D
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Mobutu in military uniform at right. Printer G&D

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P49
    10 nouveaux makuta 24/06/1993 UNC £ 1.20 Mobutu at right. Factory, pyramids at ctr. Elephant tusks on rvs. Sig:9
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Mobutu at right. Factory, pyramids at ctr. Elephant tusks on rvs. Sig:9

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P51
    50 nouveaux makuta 24/06/1993 UNC £ 0.80 Mobutu at right. Chieftain at left. Men fishing on rvs. Sig:9
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Mobutu at right. Chieftain at left. Men fishing on rvs. Sig:9

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P52
    1 zaire 24/06/1993 UNC £ 1.00 Leopard at left. Mobutu at right. Sig 9. Banque du Zaire on rvs.
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Leopard at left. Mobutu at right. Sig 9. Banque du Zaire on rvs.

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P53a
    5 zaires 24/06/1993 UNC £ 1.20 Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Sig:9 .Domed building on rvs.
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Mobutu at right. Leopard at left. Sig:9 .Domed building on rvs.

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P54
    10 nouveaux zaires 24/06/1993 UNC £ 1.50 Leopard at left. Mobutu at right. Sig 9. Civic building and water fountain on reverse
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Leopard at left. Mobutu at right. Sig 9. Civic building and water fountain on reverse

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P55
    10 zaires 24/06/1993 UNC £ 1.20 Mobutu at right. Printer:HdMZ. Sign:B Mushaba
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Mobutu at right. Printer:HdMZ. Sign:B Mushaba

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P57
    50 zaires 1993 UNC £ 3.00 Leopard at left. Mobutu at right.Sig:9. Hydroelectric dam on reverse.
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Leopard at left. Mobutu at right.Sig:9. Hydroelectric dam on reverse.

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P59S
  F-P 50 nouveaux zaires 15/02/1994 UNC £ 20.00 Specimen note. Mobutu at right.
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Specimen note. Mobutu at right.

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P61
    200 zaires 15/02/1994 UNC £ 2.00 Leopard at left. Mobutu at right. Sig:10. Men fishing with sticknets on reverse.
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Leopard at left. Mobutu at right. Sig:10. Men fishing with sticknets on reverse.

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P64
    500 nouveaux zaires 15/02/1994 UNC £ 2.50 500 Nouveaux Zaires, dated 15/2/1994. Signature 10 Ndiang Kabul. Printer G & D Munich on rvs.
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500 Nouveaux Zaires, dated 15/2/1994. Signature 10 Ndiang Kabul. Printer G & D Munich on rvs.

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P64A
    500 nouveaux zaires 15/02/1994 UNC £ 3.00 500 Nouveaux Zaires, dated 15/2/1994. Signature 10 Ndiang Kabul. Serial prefix X. Printer HdMZ
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500 Nouveaux Zaires, dated 15/2/1994. Signature 10 Ndiang Kabul. Serial prefix X. Printer HdMZ

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P65
    500 zaires 30/01/1995 Au-unc £ 1.20 Mobutu in military dress at right. Leopard at left. Sign. L O Djamboleka. Counterflicked
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Mobutu in military dress at right. Leopard at left. Sign. L O Djamboleka. Counterflicked

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P66
    1,000 new zaires 30/01/1995 UNC £ 4.00 Mobutu in military dress at right. Printer G&D.
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Mobutu in military dress at right. Printer G&D.

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P69
    5,000 zaires 1995 UNC £ 7.00 Mobutu in military dress at right. Leopard at left. Sign. L O Djamboleka.
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Mobutu in military dress at right. Leopard at left. Sign. L O Djamboleka.

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P70
    10,000 new zaires 30/01/1995 UNC £ 5.00 Mobutu at right. Leopard at centre.Vertical band at left.
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Mobutu at right. Leopard at centre.Vertical band at left.

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P72
    20,000 nouveaux zaires 30/01/1996 UNC £ 4.50 Mobutu at right. Sign:L O Djamboleka. PrinterG&D
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Mobutu at right. Sign:L O Djamboleka. PrinterG&D

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P75
    50,000 new zaires 30/01/1996 aUNC £ 7.00 Mobutu in military dress. Printer HdMZ. Sign.11
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Mobutu in military dress. Printer HdMZ. Sign.11

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P76
    100,000 nouveaux zaires 30/6/1996 UNC £ 7.00 Printer G&D. Mobutu at right.
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Printer G&D. Mobutu at right.

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P77
    100,000 new zaires 30/06/1996 UNC £ 7.00 Mobutu in military dress at right. Leopard at left. Sign. L O Djamboleka. Printer HdMZ
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Mobutu in military dress at right. Leopard at left. Sign. L O Djamboleka. Printer HdMZ

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P78a
    500,000 new zaires 25/10/1996 Au-unc £ 8.00 Mobutu at right. Fish at left. Map of Zaire & family in canoe on reverse. Counting flick
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Mobutu at right. Fish at left. Map of Zaire & family in canoe on reverse. Counting flick

NB: Library photographs – may not be actual item

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