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1991 Ghana 50 Cedis coin Akan Adowa Bush drums Accra Black Star pendant jewelry Kumasi Gold Coast Tamale Takoradi Atsiaman Asante Ashanti Dagomba Volta Mole-Dagbon Cape Coast West African n000381

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Ghana 50 Cedis {1991-1999} 3S

front: Akan Drums/Bush Drums/Adowa Drums

The Akan Drum is a drum that was made in West Africa and was later found in the Colony of Virginia in North America. It is now the oldest African-American object in the British Museum and possibly the oldest surviving anywhere. The drum is a reminder of all three continents' involvement in the estimated twelve million people transported across the Atlantic as part of the slave trade. The drum is normally displayed in room 2

back: coat of arms
Rampant lion at center of quartered shield dividing date and denomination

The first quarter, on the upper left shows a sword used by chiefs, and a staff, used by the linguist (known as an okyeame in Akan), at ceremonies. It is a symbol for the traditional authority of Ghana.
The second quarter shows a representation of Osu Castle on the sea, the presidential palace on the Gulf of Guinea, symbolizes the national government.
The third quarter of the shield shows a cacao tree, which embodies the agricultural wealth of Ghana.
The fourth quarter shows a gold mine, which stands for the richness of industrial minerals and natural resources in Ghana.
A gold lion centred on a green St George's Cross with gold fimbriation on the field of blue, represents the continuing link between Ghana and the Commonwealth of Nations.

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Nickel plated Steel coin
• diameter: 27.5 mm
• weight: 7.5 g

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