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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Currency Withdrawn: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

N100 Note

Dimensions
151mm x 78mm

Date Released
1st December,1999

Design:
The N100 note is one of the new generation notes of the Nigerian currency system. The most recent developments in security printing technology on paper and ink were incorporated in this high denomination. Relevant printing techniques were employed to produce the intricate designs of subdued merging colours. The note was introduced in December 1999.

The main feature on the front is the portrait of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, former Premier of Western Region.

At the back is the picture of the Zuma Rock - a major landmark in Niger State in the Northern part of the Federation close the Federal Capital.

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Facts : 1/1/1990
Guidlines for Licensed Banks:In 1990, the CBN introduced a set of Prudential guidelines for licensed banks which were complimentary to the capital adequacy requirement and statement of accounting standards. The guidelines spelt out the criteria to be adopted by banks in classifying non-performing loans.
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