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Currency in Circulation:

Notes: N1000 | N500 | N200| N100 C | N100 | N50 | N20 | N10 | N5
Coins: N2 | N 1 | 50 Kobo

Currency Withdrawn:

 Earlier | 1959 | 1965 | 1968 | 1973 | 1977 | 1979 | 1984 | 1991 | 2007

1977 Currency Issue

On 11th February, 1977, Nigeria issued a currency note denomination of the value of Twenty (N20) Naira. The banknote was the first currency note to bear the portrait of a Nigerian citizen, the late Head of State, General Murtala Ramat Muhammed (1938-1976) who was assassinated but declared a national hero for his leadership qualities. The note was issued on the 1st anniversary of his assassination as a befitting tribute to an illustrious son of Nigeria.

Name
Twenty Naira
Dimension:
151 x 78 mm
Material: Paper
Withdrawn: 1984
Ten Naira
Dimension:
151 x 78 mm
Material: Paper
Withdrawn: 1979
Five Naira
Dimension:
151 x 78 mm
Material: Paper
Withdrawn: 1979
One Naira
Dimension:
137 x 78 mm
Material: Paper
Withdrawn: 1979
Fifty Kobo
Dimension:
127 x 78 mm
Material: Paper
Withdrawn: 1979
Twenty Five Kobo
Dimension:

Material: Silver
Withdrawn: 1979
Reissued in Bronze in 1991
Ten Kobo
Dimension:

Material: Silver
Withdrawn: 1979
Reissued in Bronze in 1991
Five Kobo
Dimension:

Material: Silver
Withdrawn: 1979
Reissued in bronze in 1991
One Kobo
Dimension:

Material: Bronze
Withdrawn:
Half Kobo
Dimension:

Material: Copper
Withdrawn:

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Facts : 1/1/1900
International Monetary Fund:The International Monetary Fund was established in 1945 to promote the health of the world economy with 29 countries sigining the Articles of Agreement. Nigeria joined the IMF in 1961,which now has 184 members with its headquarters in Washington D.C., USA.
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