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BoG to issue new GHc5 note for 60th anniversary

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The Bank of Ghana has said it would soon introduce a new bank note in GHc5 denomination to climax the 60th anniversary celebration of the apex bank that is expected to end in August 2017.

Disclosing this at the 4th edition of the AB and David Crystal Ball Africa 2017 in Accra, the Second Deputy Governor of the BoG, Dr. Johnson Asiama, said the new banknote will be a legal tender as well as a collector’s item.

“The note will have new durable security features which can be easily identified by the public as well as introduce other internationally acceptable security features which are sensitive to touch to aid the blind and visually challenged in identifying the banknotes.

“You will recall nearly a decade ago, when the Bank of Ghana celebrated its golden jubilee with currency exhibitions and road shows across the country. Once again, on the 4th of March 2017, we shall be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Central Banking in Ghana”, he said.

The BoG will be releasing its first currency denomination under the current governor, Dr. Abdul Nasiru Issahaku, who is also expected to sign the note.


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