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?

  • 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. – John Lawler Apr 16 '19 at 15:03
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    @John Lawler Thank you so much. – jinnyk216 Apr 16 '19 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 '19 at 0:59

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