The Bank of Ghana in a press release has notified the general public that beginning from 6th May, 2019, it will issue “upgraded and security-enhanced banknotes”.
The statement dated Monday, April 8, explained that the banknotes will have enhanced security features “in line with evolving changes in the technological landscape”. The upgraded banknotes will have better durability and machine readability.
Amongst the new enhanced security features are “an optically variable magnetic image (SPARK LIVE), a new enhanced security thread (RAPID), a more prominent watermark and an enhanced iridescent band at the back of the banknote”.
However, the Bank of Ghana have disclosed that these principal design elements still remain unchanged; the Big Six portrait, denominational colours, dimensions of the various denominations and other principal and background images.
See Press Release below…