Ghana 200-CEDIS (KM35) Cowry
Cowry (or Cowrie) are a number of different species of marine snail found in tropical waters. Their shells were used as money in Africa. Images of them are found in cave paintings, and millions have been found in the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs.
The Ghanan denomination "cedi" is native Fanti for "shell" in recognition of the original form of currency.
This large 7-sided (equilaterally curved heptagon) circulating coin was minted in 1996 and 1998.
- Diameter: 27.8 mm
- Composition: Nickel-clad Steel
- CAT#: KM35