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1958 Ghana 2 Shilling Ashanti black star Accra Gold Coast coin jewelry Kumasi Tamale Takoradi Cape Coast Asante Twi Awkar Abron Osu Kakum Mole Park Ewe Ga Obuase Wa Ho Adowa drum West Africa n003177

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1958 Ghana 2 Shillings {1-year issue}

Elizabeth II

front: Five-pointed Black Star of Africa

The Black Star of Africa is a black five-pointed star (★) symbolizing Africa in general and Ghana in particular. The Black Star Line, founded in 1919 by Marcus Garvey as part of the Back-to-Africa movement, modelled its name on that of the White Star Line, changing the colour from white to black to symbolise ownership by black people rather than white people. The black star became a symbol of Pan-Africanism and anti-colonialism. Described as the "Lodestar of African Freedom", the black star was used in 1957 by Theodosia Okoh in the design of the Flag of Ghana.

back lettering:

The Founder of the State of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 26.5 mm
• weight: 8.9 g

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• 24" stainless steel ball chain {lightweight 5 g}
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• no chain or cord

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