BoG to begin circulation of upgraded cedi notes today

May 6, 2019

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) will today begin the circulation of its enhanced GHC10, GHC20 and GHC50 notes.

According to the Bank of Ghana, both the old and the new notes will be used concurrently until the old ones are phased out.
New features on the new notes include a gold stripe, a watermark, a security thread and a colour changing spark live.

Per the new upgrade, the cowrie shell on the GHC10, the star on the GHC20 and the cocoa pod on the GHC50 will now have a shiny line in them which will move up and down when tilted.That feature is called Optically Variable Magnetic Image. Another new feature is the New Enhanced Security Thread.

That will be a shiny broken line with movement that runs through the banknote from top to bottom.

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