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- Country code:
- Ghana, Republic
- of 238 540 sq. km
- English (state) other
- GH (GHA) 288
Republic Ghana Monetary unit is the cedi, making 100 pesewas and manufactured by Bank of Ghana.
Before reception in 1957 Ghana ( Gold Coast) independence, country monetary unit was the West African pound equal to pound sterling. Since July, 14th, 1958 the Bank of Ghana has started to manufacture national monetary unit - Ghanaian pound. Since July, 19th, 1965 the Ghanaian pound has been replaced by new monetary unit - the cedi, divided on 100 pesewas.
In a cash turn-over there are denominations in nominal values 1,5,10,20 and 50 cedis. It is necessary to notice that the indicated nominal number has occurbed rather recently - as a result of currency reform on July, 1st, 2007 when with the purposes of struggle against inflation native currency denomination (has been spent at an exchange for 1 new cedi yielded 10 000 old, not denominated cedis).
The Face side of a denomination in nominal value 1 cedis (the size 137 x 65 mm, primary colour - red) is decorated by a group portrait of politicians of the state and the plotting of a triumphal arch in Akkra (capital of Ghana), is on the back seated the waterpower plant plotting.
The back of the note in nominal value 5 cedis (the size - 141 x 68 mm, primary colours - blue and dark blue) contains the plotting of two buildings, a tower and a modern monument.
On the back denominations of denomination 10 cedis (the size - 145 x 71 mm, primary colours - green and olive) are seated the plotting of Bank of Ghana, on the back of 20 cedis (the size - 149 x 74 mm, primary colours - lilac and lilac) is the plotting of the building constructed in missionary style.
The back of a denomination in nominal value 50 cedis, having the size 153 x 77 mm and coloured mainly in ochre, brown and blue colours, is decorated by the plotting of already two buildings constructed in missionary style.
On face side of notes of Ghana of a series of 2007 of all nominal values "the Big six" - a group portrait of outstanding politicians of this African country on which Ako Adzhej (1916-2002) - the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ghana in 1961-1962 are represented, J is placed. B.Dankuahi (1895-1965) - the statesman of Ghana, the scientist and the historian, Kvame Nkruma (1909-1972) - the president of Ghana with 1960 on 1966, Obetsberi-Lampteja (1902-1963) - the politician in the British colony Gold Coast, William Ofori Atty (1910-1988) - the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ghana in 1971-1972 and Edward Akuffo-Addo (1906-1979) - the president of Ghana in 1970-1972
Notes of Ghana of issue of 2010 have the raised degree of protection.
It is updated 03.2012