The newly upgraded Ghana Cedi note will be in circulation for business across the country today.
The new banknote is embedded with new security features.
According to the Bank of Ghana (BoG), the new features are meant to cut down counterfeit and also introduce modern features in the currency.
The banknotes that have been upgraded are the One, Five, Ten, Two and Fifty Cedis notes.
Some of the security features on the new currencies are the watermark, which entails the image of Tetteh Quarshie, and there’s also a shiny sparkling line that runs through the banknote.
There is also “a see-through feature which is the denomination value partially seen on both sides of the banknote in a white circle in the plain start area and a gold stripe, which is a golden stripe with gold bars at the bank of the banknote that runs from top to bottom”.
According to BoG, the upgraded banknotes contains modern and improved features to make them more secure and durable as well as improve machine readability of the currency.