Cedi: coin from Republic of Ghana; 100 pesewa


500 cedi, 1996: Republic of Ghana

500 cedi, 1996: Republic of Ghana

500 CEDIS.

Shield from coat of arms of Ghana (without two golden tawny eagles and Black Star of Africa).

GHANA — FREEDOM AND JUSTICE (motto from coat of arms of Ghana).

Atumpan (or Adowa Drum as drum native to Ghana, and has a unique, mellow, very tonal sound) — type of Bono talking drum. Played in pairs, these drums provide the bass part in Adowa dance ensembles.

Royal Canadian Mint of Winnipeg (Canada).

  • Nickel brass: 23 mm - 9.24 g
  • Reference price: 1.1$

COIN CEDI — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF GHANA (1979-...): cedi = 100 pesewa

CEDI as coin name.
Cedi — official currency and coin of the West African country Ghana. It divided into 100 pesewas.
The Ghana cedi was introduced in 1965 instead of the local pound. According to the Standard Catalog of World Coins (Krause Publications), the first coin of this denomination — 1 cedi — was dated 1979. Than 5 cedis was introduced in 1984; circulating coins 10, 20, 50 and 100 cedis — in 1991; 200 and 500 cedis — in 1996.
As a result of the monetary reform in 2007, a new series of exchange and circulation coins of Ghana was introduced, including the bimetallic 1 cedi of 2007.
The name of the coin comes from a word in the Akan language (Akans are a group of peoples that make up the basis of the population of Ghana), which denoted the ancient substitutes for money — cowrie shells. The shells are depicted on the 1, 20 and 200 cedi coins.