Tlar: The plan all along said they were going to leave the 250, 500 and 1000 notes to circulate with the new smalls. These are crossover notes. …the CBI has determined strategically that they must first print and distribute the new uncounterfeitable notes (250-1000 while they still have no value. Its a very smart move. They must do this before they introduce the new smalls or at the very least these notes must be ready at the same time they introduce the smalls. If they brought out the smalls before they re-printed these notes, Iran would be counterfeiting the old 250, 500 and the 1000 notes before the week was up. So the CBI is re-printing these notes to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Strategically it is a smart move to get these notes printed and distributed before they drop three zeros otherwise the currency is still vulnerable. Once they drop three zeros the value of these notes will soar and…Iran would definitely switch to counterfeiting these notes because of value. Its a must do for the CBI. It goes along with the plan to delete three zeros and is absolutely a necessary evil first step.