The Bank of Ghana has upgraded the GH¢1 coin with enhanced security features.
According to the Bank, they will issue the upgraded GH¢1 coin into circulation from Monday, 12th December 2022.
The coin is similar to the existing GH¢1 coin in shape, form and images; the Coat of Arms in front and the Scale of Justice at the back.
The upgraded GH¢1 coin is bi-metallic with an outer gold and inner silver.
The coin has a pronounced rough edge and incorporates a latent image, which appears in a rectangular form below the Scale of Justice at the back.
The latent image changes from a radiating star to a One Ghana cedi symbol sandwiched between two stars when tilted.
The existing and the upgraded GH¢1 coins will co-circulate until the existing coin is gradually withdrawn.
The Bank encourages the public to accept the coins and use them.