FEATURES OF THE GHANAIAN CURRENCY
All the notes have one portrait at the front, comprising six distinguished Ghanaians who spearheaded the struggle for Ghana’s independence. Also on the front is the independence Arch, the symbol of the political independence of Ghana.
The “Big Six” that led Ghana to independence in 1957 are:
Kwame Nkrumah (1909 - 1972)
Emmanuel Odarkwei Obetsebi Lamptey (1902 – 1963)
William Ofori Atta (1910 – 1988)
Edward Akufo-Addo (1906 – 1979)
Ebenezer Ako Adjei (1916 – 2002)
Joseph Boakye Danquah (1895 – 1965)
FIFTY (50) GHANA CEDI NOTE
The GHS 50 depicts the Christianborg Castle at the back, the seat of Government, capturing the importance of good governance in the Ghanaian Society.
TWENTY (20) GHANA CEDI NOTE
The GHS 20 shows the Supreme Court building at the back, representing the rule of law in the nation.
TEN (10) GHANA CEDI NOTE
The GHS 10 shows the Bank of Ghana headquarters at the back, acknowledging the bank as the sole issuer of currency as well as the significant role of the financial system in the overall development of the economy.
FIVE (5) GHANA CEDI NOTE
The GHS 5 has the University of Ghana at the back representing the role of education in the social, political and economic development of our nation.
TWO (2) GHANA CEDI NOTE
ONE (1) GHANA CEDI NOTE
The GHS 1 has the Akosombo Dam at the back, recognizing its key role in generating electricity over the years for industrial and domestic use, and its continuous relevance to the socio – economic development of the Country.
SECURITY FEATURES OF THE GHANA CEDI
The Ghana coat of Arms is shown at the back of all the new series of coins. This captures among other things the minerals and agricultural wealth of the country; the continuing link between Ghana and the Commonwealth; the lone star of African Freedom; and the national aspirations.
ONE (1) GHANA CEDI COIN
The GHS 1 coin has the image of the scale of justice symbolizing equity and fairness in the delivery of justice and re-enforces the rule of law in Ghana.
FIFTY (50) GHANA PESEWAS
The 50Gp bears the image of a market woman which symbolises the significance of women in business and their contribution in building the Ghanaian economy and society as a whole.
TWENTY (20) PESEWAS
The 20Gp depicts the cocoa pod which represents the agricultural wealth of Ghana and the economic importance of cocoa over the years.
TEN (10) PESEWAS
The 10Gp is devoted to a book which also emphasises the role education plays in a democratic society.
FIVE (5) PESEWAS
The 5Gp shows a traditional horn blower, representing the traditional mode of communication in Ghana.
ONE (1) PESEWA
The 1Gp has the image of the AdomiBridge, indicating the significance of infrastructure and freedom of movement of goods and people in a united Ghana.