New Zimbabwe dollars became more valuable as toilet paper than currency.

I saw this sentence in an English exam. Is it a correct sentence? It seems to me that new Zimbabwe dollars is compared with currency. Am I wrong?

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    It's grammatical, but it's got several parts that show the structure left out. A fuller version would be NZ$ became more valuable as toilet paper than they are valuable as currency. This is comparing the relative values of the paper currency for different purposes. Apr 16, 2019 at 15:03
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    @John Lawler Thank you so much.
    – jinnyk216
    Apr 16, 2019 at 15:08
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    Or, putting it another way, at one point in the economic collapse of Zimbabwe toilet paper cost more than one dollar a sheet.
    – BoldBen
    Apr 17, 2019 at 0:59


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