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Throwbacks Photos Of Nigeria's Old Currency

Throwbacks Photos Of Nigeria's Old Currency


Nigeria has experienced change of currency since its colonization. It started with spending of cowries as a medium of exchange for goods and services, (that was before the British colonization). When the British-men came to colonize Nigeria, pounds sterling, which is the currency being spent in the Great Britain was introduced to Nigeria.

Soon, Nigeria noticed a change in economy and thought making their own currency will make them less dependent on the British-men. And this gave birth to Kobo and Naira. The Kobo had different denominations but only ₦1 was introduced then until after independent when different denominations were produced. Some paper notes were changed to polymers. Those changes can be noticed in ₦5, ₦10, ₦20 and ₦50. Some denominations were re-modified like the ₦50 notes during Nigeria's golden jubilee anniversary.


1 pound

Cowries

1 naira

Old 20 naira note

50 kobo

5 shilllinngs

Let me know if you still have this notes with you as a mementos

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Cowries Kobo Naira Nigeria Old Currency

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