656+ pieces collected and counting

there are approximately 1,466+/- pieces of Commemorative banknotes issued, excluding those repeats

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Total commemorative banknotes issued is under 900 pieces. If you have achieved any figures close to this, then you are doing extremely well, as many of the older commemorative notes are hard to find even in poor conditions.

Opinion: Many collectors of commemorative banknotes would have came across with those Somaliland sets overprinted with gold and silver texts with the following wordings - 5th Anniversary of Independence 18 May 1996 [Sanad Gurade 5ee Gobanimadda 18 May 1996]. I believe these are home made and not authourised by the central bank. My argument is simple. No central banks would have issued an overprint commemorative banknote that the texts are so large that it would covered the two signatures on the note as well as part of the serial numbers. Even if these are genuine notes, then these could be issued as souvenir sheet and not as legal tender. As I said before, this is my opinion. If you have paid top dollars for these, please think about my argument.

08 June 2017

Ghana - 5 Cedis Central Bank 60th Anniversary Commemorative

Ghana 5 Cedis dated 04.03.17 and released to the public on 07.03.2017. This note was issued to celebrate the country 60th anniversary of the Central Bank of Ghana 1957-2017. The design of the note is completely new, with the main feature of Dr James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey (1875-1927) on the front and an oil exploring ship on the back. An Oil Platform in the open sea is also featured on the design. The note bears the signature of the bank's Governor Dr Abdul Nashiru Issahaku who was appointed to the role since 01.04.2016.

Five Cedis
Dated 2017, P43
Note: Dr Abdul Nashiru Issahaku resigned as the Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana on 01.04.2017 citing personal reasons. Dr Issahaku was appointed to the post by the former president John Dramani Mahama, who then lost the election to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2016. Dr Issahaku became the shortest serving governor of Ghana’s central bank history, since it was founded in 1957. The new governor is Dr Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison.


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