Ghana 1 Pound banknote (1958-1962)

2019-04-11 Thu

Ghana, a nation on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, is known for diverse wildlife, old forts and secluded beaches, such as at Busua. Coastal towns Elmina and Cape Coast contain posubans (native shrines), colonial buildings and castles-turned-museums that serve as testimonials to the slave trade. North of Cape Coast, vast Kakum National Park has a treetop-canopy walkway over the rainforest.

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 Ghana introduced the first Cedi.

We are discussing a 1 pound banknote today in use from 1958-62. This purplish maroon note has the Bank of Ghana building in Accra depicted on the obverse. The reverse features a Cocoa processing site. The banknote has “GHANA” and a star as it watermark.

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