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New Ghana Cedi Notes: The meaning of the Adinkra Symbols

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The Bank of Ghana has introduced new higher-denomination banknotes and coins into circulation.

A GHS2 coin, GHS100 and GHS200 banknotes are the new denominations in circulation.

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Ernest Addison explains that the introduction of a new GHS2 coin, GHS100 and GHS200 banknotes into circulation is to ensure customer convenience and bring about efficiency in the printing of currency to generate savings for the country.

One significant feature of the new notes is the Adinkra Symbols. Jetsanza.com explains the meaning of these symbols in the rest of the article.

The New GHS100 Denomination Banknote

New Bank of Ghana note: GHS 100

New Bank of Ghana note: GHS 100

Adinkra Symbol on the GHS100 Banknote

Dwannini Mmen

Dwannini Mmen

Meaning of Adinkra Symbol of GHS100 Banknote

The symbol on the new GHS100 note is called Dwannini Mmen, Akan for Ram’s horns. It is a symbol of strength and humility.

The New GHS200 Denomination Banknote

New Bank of Ghana note: GHS 200

New Bank of Ghana note: GHS 200

Adinkra Symbol on the GHS200 Banknote

Gye Nyame

Gye Nyame

Meaning of Adinkra Symbol of GHS200 Banknote

Gye Nyame, which translates as Except God in the Akan language is the most popular Adinkra symbol and widely used in logos of schools and other institutions. Gye Nyame is used to express the omnipotence of God.



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Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.

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