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1 Cedi 1965, Ghana

in Krause book Number: 5a
Years of issue: 19.05.1965 - 22.02.1967
Signatures: Governor: William Marmon Quao Halm (in office from 05.10.1962 to 13.08.1965)
Serie: 1965 Issue
Specimen of: 1965
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 х 64
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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1 Cedi 1965




The Right Honorable Kwame Nkrumah.


1 Cedi 1965

On top is a Black star of Africa with gold outline (from Ghanas coat of arms).

In lower part of banknote are florish pattern.


Top, right is an effigy of the first president of Ghana - Kwame Nkrumah.

Kwame Nkrumah PC (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary. He was the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana, having led the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957. An influential advocate of pan-Africanism, Nkrumah was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and winner of the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union in 1962. "There is little doubt that, quite consciously, Nkrumah saw himself as an African Lenin. He wanted to go down in history as a major political theorist—and he wanted a particular stream of thought to bear his own name. Hence the term 'Nkrumahism' - a name for an ideology that he hoped would assume the same historic and revolutionary status as 'Leninism'."

After twelve years abroad pursuing higher education, developing his political philosophy and organizing with other diasporic pan-Africanists, Nkrumah returned to the Gold Coast to begin his political career as an advocate of national independence. He formed the Convention People's Party, which achieved rapid success through its unprecedented appeal to the common voter. He became Prime Minister in 1952 and retained the position when Ghana declared independence from Britain in 1957. In 1960, Ghanaians approved a new constitution and elected Nkrumah President.


His administration was both nationalist and socialist. Thus, it funded national industrial and energy projects, developed a strong national education system and promoted a national and pan-African culture. Under Nkrumah, Ghana played a leading role in African international relations during the decolonization period.

In 1964, a constitutional amendment made Ghana a one-party state, with Nkrumah as president for life of both the nation and its party. Nkrumah was deposed in 1966 by the National Liberation Council which under the supervision of international financial institutions privatized many of the country's state corporations. Nkrumah lived the rest of his life in Guinea, of which he was named honorary co-president.

Friday, June 11th 1965.

Footage of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah being sworn-in for another term as President of Ghana. He was accompanied to Parliament House, the venue of the ceremony, by his Egyptian-born wife Fathia.

Dr. Nkrumah, who was seated on a golden throne while holding the state sword, was sworn in by the Chief Justice of the nation, Julius Sarkodee-Adoo. He swore alliegiance to Ghana and promised to preserve and defend the constitution. Nkrumah decalred that "freedom and justice should be honoured and maintained", and asserted that "the union of Africa be striven for by every lawful means."

Denominations in numerals are on right side and in lower left corner, in words - centered.


1 Cedi 1965

Bank of Ghana Bank of Ghana Bank of Ghana

Centered is the building of the central bank on High Street, in the capital of Ghana, Accra.

The Bank of Ghana is the central bank of Ghana. It is located in Accra and was formed in 1957. A new and modern five-storey building had been put up on the High Street, adjacent to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to house both the Bank of Ghana and the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB).

Denomination in numeral is in lower right corner.