The GH1 coin has been upgraded by the Central Bank of Ghana and now has special features—view photos.
The GH1 coin has been modified by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) with certain improved security measures.
The coins are anticipated to go into circulation starting on Monday, December 12, 2022, according to a statement released by the Central Bank on December 6, 2022.
It further explained that the coin is similar to the existing GH¢1 coin in shape, form and images; the Coat of Arms in front and the Scale of Justice at the back.
“The upgraded GH¢1 coin is bi-metallic with an outer gold and inner silver. The coin has a pronounced rough edge and incorporates a latent image, which appears in a rectangular form below the Scale of Justice at the back,” the BoG noted.
“The latent image changes from a radiating star to a One Ghana cedi symbol sandwiched between two stars when tilted,” the statement added
- Existing and improved GH1 coins will continue to circulate until the existing coin is gradually taken out of circulation, according to the Central Bank.