Ghanaian pound


Ghanaian pound

The Ghanaian pound was the currency of Ghana between 1958 and 1965. It was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence. Until 1958, Ghana used the British West African pound, after which it issued its own currency. In 1965, Ghana introduced the first "cedi" at a rate of 1 pound = 2.4 cedi, i.e., 1 cedi = 100 pence.

Coins

In 1958, Bronze coins were isued for ½ and 1 penny, along with cupro-nickel 3 and 6 pence, 1 and 2 shillings. The 3 pence coin was scalloped in shape.

Banknotes

In 1958, banknotes were introduced in denominations of 10 shillings, 1 and 5 pounds. They were produced until 1962, except for the 10 shillings which was produced until 1963.

ee also

* Economy of Ghana

References

*numis cite SCWC | date=1991
*numis cite SCWPM | date=1994

External links

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