Bank of Ghana to introduce upgraded Ghana cedi notes
The Bank of Ghana will issue upgraded and security-enhanced banknotes into circulation on May 6, 2019
to a statement issued by the BOG on Monday, April 8, the banknotes will have enhanced security features in line with evolving changes in the technological landscape.
The upgraded banknotes will also come with improved durability and machine readability.
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The new enhanced security features are an optically variable magnetic image (SPARK LIVE), a new enhanced security thread (RAPID), a more prominent watermark and an enhanced iridescent band at the back of the banknote.
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The upgraded and the existing series of banknotes will co-circulate.
The BOG also disclosed that the following principal design elements will remain unchanged in the upgraded banknotes; the Big Six portrait, denominational colours, dimensions of the various denominations and other principal and background images.