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Re: Ghana's modern coinage
« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2018, 07:31:33 AM »
In 1995 the 50 cedis was reissued as a nickel-plated steel coin, but it looked much the same.

In 1996 yet another new denomination was issued, a heptagonal 200 cedis coin made of nickel-plated steel. It weighed 8.6 grams and was 27.8 mm in diameter.

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Re: Ghana's modern coinage
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2018, 07:40:46 AM »
In 1996 the highest denomination ever was released: a round nickel-brass 500 cedis coin, weighing 9.18 grams and with a diameter 23.5 mm.

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Re: Ghana's modern coinage
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2018, 07:52:43 AM »
All the years of high inflation had eroded the value of the cedi. The government therefore decided to redenominate the currency, and on 2 July 2007 a new currency and coinage was introduced. 1 cedi was equal to 10,000 old cedis.

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Re: Ghana's modern coinage
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2018, 07:53:33 AM »
The new coins and designs were the work of the Royal Canadian Mint.







1   pesewa.   Adomi Bridge.
5   pesewas.  Man blowing horn.
10 pesewas.  Book.
20 pesewas.  Cocoa pod.
50 pesewas.  Market woman.
1   cedi.        Scales of Justice.

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Re: Ghana's modern coinage
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2018, 07:59:28 AM »


The obverse of the new coinage showed the coat of arms.
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Re: Ghana's modern coinage
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2018, 08:05:10 AM »
I do not like the 1 cedi design: the scales of justice, with those old-fashioned wreaths around the rim. The wreaths should have been omitted, and the scales of justice design does not fit with the other themes. The design of the woman looks too two-dimensional, though perhaps that is due to the low relief of the coins. I may be biased, but in my opinion the Royal Mint would have produced better designs.

Mind you, the old designs were not great. The coat of arms looks interesting, but the same three designs of the cocoa pods, cowrie shell ad bush drums were used, and there is not a classic design among them. Sadly, several countries of the euro zone have copied this strategy of having only three reverse designs for their coinage, and of course some euro zone countries only have a single reverse design.

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Re: Ghana's modern coinage
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2018, 08:12:01 AM »













It is interesting to see how those cocoa pods were also shown around the rim of the coin, wherever the coat of arms was featured.