Checkout the name of the man on the new ¢5 note – Full biography revealed 

Checkout the name of the man on the new ¢5 note – Full biography revealed

The Five Ghana cedis currency has come with different varieties. It was first called 50,000 cedis before July, 2007. Currently, it is known as ¢5.00. The first ¢5 note contained the images of the BIG SIX. The new ¢5 note has only one big image.

In today’s article, we will find out the name of the man on the new Five Cedis note which introduced in 2017.

The picture on the note is no other but Dr. James Kwegyir Aggrey.

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Date Of Birth

18th October, 1875


30th July, 1927


He married Rosebud “Rose” Douglas, an African American woman from Virginia, in 1905


The couple had four children: Abna Azalea Aggrey, Kwegyir Aggrey, Rosebud Douglass Aggrey, and Orison Rudolph Aggrey who later became a U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Gambia and later to Romania

Education And Career

He attended Wesleyan High School (now Mfantsipim School) Cape Coast, where the teachers noted that he was precocious, already studying Greek and Latin, and he subsequently rose to become the school’s headmaster.[2]

In 1898, at the age of 23, Aggrey was selected due to his education to be trained in the United States as a missionary. On 10 July 1898, he agreed, and left the Gold Coast for the United States, where he settled in Salisbury, North Carolina, and attended Livingstone College.

He studied a variety of subjects at the university, including chemistry, physics, logic, economics and politics. In May 1902 he graduated from the university with three academic degrees. Aggrey was very talented at languages and was said to have spoken (besides English) French, German, Ancient and Modern Greek, and Latin.

In March, 2017, the new commemorative five cedi (GH¢5) banknote was unveiled by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) as part of activities to mark the bank’s 60th anniversary.

The banknote, went into circulation on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The note has new durable security features which can be easily identified by the public, while other internationally acceptable security features which are sensitive to touch to aid the visually challenged in identifying the currency have been introduced, according to the central bank.

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Existing denominations of the Ghana cedi in circulation are (Notes): GH¢100, GH¢50, GH¢20, GH¢10, GH¢5, GH¢2 and GH¢1.

Coins: GH¢2, GH¢1, 50Gp, 20Gp, 10Gp, 5Gp and 1Gp.

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