New Cedi & Peswas

Ghana's cedi currency was redenominated on Tuesday, shedding four zeros, in a move intended to make life easier for shoppers and business people fed up of carrying large bundles of cash that make them easy prey for thieves

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A man holds Ghana's cedi notes in Accra July 3, 2007.

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The back of the one-cedi note has a picture of the Akosombo Dam

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The back of the �10 note has a picture of the Bank of Ghana building

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The back of the �20 note has the Supreme Court Buildings.

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The picture of the Christianborg Castle, the seat of government, is at the back of the c50 note.

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The 50 pesewa coin has a market woman

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The one pesewa coin has the picture of the Adomi Bridge.

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The front side of the one-cedi coin has the scale of justice

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The back of the the five-cedi note has the University of Ghana, Legon

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The new notes are in one, five, 10, 20 and 50 cedi denominations, while the coins are in one, five, 10, 20 and 50 pesewas. There is also a one-cedi coin.

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All the notes have the group picture of the Big Six on the front, against the backdrop of the Independence Arch, with seven key security features.