2000 Cedis| Ghana bank notes, date introduced, photos

Cedis, Ghana bank notes

Date introduced

6.1.1995

Photo description

Bridge, fishermen.

Ghana currency basics

Names

Cedi,
Pesewa.

The name ‘cedi’ derives from the word ‘sedie’ meaning cowrie, a shell money widely used in late 19th Century.

‘Pesewa’ is an altered form of the word ‘Penny’. Pasewa represents the smallest denomination of the gold-dust

currency regime. The name was chosen to replace the British colonial penny.

Types

Bank notes: Cedi
Coins: Pasewa

Symbols

¢ (Cedi)
P (Pasewa)

Issuer

Bank of Ghana

First introduced

Cedi and Pasewa were first introduced on 19 July, 1965 to replace Ghana pounds, shillings and pence.

Demonetisation

On 9 March, 1979, the government made mention of introducting new cedi notes to replace the old ones. The old

cedis were demonetized.

Denomination changes

As from 1965 to present, various cedi and pesewa denominations, ranging from ¢1
to ¢5,000 for notes and ½ P to ¢500 for coins, were introduced.

Currency introduced in 1965 comprises ¢1, ¢5, ¢10, ¢50, ¢100, ¢1,000, 5P, 10P, and 20P.

As at 1972 and 1994, 7 more different bank notes and 8
coins were introduced ranging from ¢2 to ¢5,000 for
notes and ¢100p to 50,000p – ¢500. for coins.

As at 2002, two more notes ¢10000 and ¢20000 were added.


1965

¢1
5P
¢5
10P
¢10
20P
¢50
¢100


1967

1/2P
1P
2 1/2P


1978

¢2 100P


1979

¢20 20P


1983

¢200


1984

500P


1987

¢500


1991

¢1000
1000P
2000P
5000P
10000P


1994

¢2000


1995

¢5000


2002

¢10000
¢20000


Reference:
Bank of Ghana | bog.gov.gh