1 Cedi, Ghana, 1984

1 Cedi, Ghana, 1984

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Description
This coin was issued by Ghana after gaining independence from Great Britain. New governments used national currencies to establish control over their own economies and demonstrate their autonomy. This coin features an image of a cowrie shell, which was a form of currency used in the region before colonial rule.
One (1) cedi coin
Ghana, 1984
Obverse Image: Cowry shell.
Obverse Text: GHANA / FREEDOM AND JUSTICE
Reverse Image: Coat of arms of Ghana.
Reverse Text: ONE CEDI / 1984
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coin
Date made
1984
place used
Ghana
place of issue
Ghana
Physical Description
brass (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 1.1 mm x 20.08 mm; 1/32 in x 25/32 in
ID Number
1992.0572.0005
catalog number
1992.0572.0005
accession number
1992.0572
Credit Line
Sule Gregory Wilson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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