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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Currency Withdrawn: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

1968 Currency Issue

In 1968, Nigeria fought a civil war. In order to stem the misuse of the country’s currency notes during the period, Nigeria decided to change the currency notes issued in 1965 as a war strategy. The currency notes were in denominations of Five (�5) Pounds, One (�1) Pound, Ten (10/-) Shillings and Five (5/-) Shillings. The coins issued in 1959 were retained, Two (2/-) Shillings, Three (3p) Pence, One (1p) Penny and One half (p) Penny.

Name
Five Pounds
Dimension:
45/16 x 35/16 Inches
Material: Paper
Withdrawn: 1973
One Pounds
Dimension:
45/16 x 35/16 Inches
Material
: Paper
Withdrawn: 1973
Ten Shilling
Dimension:
57/16 x 31/16 Inches
Material: Paper
Withdrawn: 1973
Five Shilling
Dimension:
5 x 27/8 Inches
Material
: Paper
Withdrawn: 1973
Two Shilling
Dimension:
Material: Silver
Withdrawn: 1973
One Shilling
Dimension:
Material: Silver
Withdrawn: 1973
Six Pence
Dimension:
Material: Silver
Withdrawn: 1973
Three Pence
Dimension:
Material: Gold
Withdrawn: 1973
1 Pence
Dimension:
Material: Bronze
Withdrawn: 1973
One and Half Pence
Dimension:
Material: Bronze
Withdrawn: 1973

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Facts : 1/7/1959
Evolution of Departments:At inception, the organisational structure of the CBN was understandably simple consisting of two departments, namely, the General Manager's and the Secretary's Departments, with the appropriate division of labour as then percieved. The General Manager's Department was responsible for all the Department banking, currency issues, debt management and other operational functions of the bank while the Secretary's Department handled the administrative and staff matters, carried out some research into the economic and financial conditions, and collected and analysed relevant statistics for policy formulation.
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