Ghanaian Cedi

Ghanaian Cedi

The Ghanaian cedi (currency sign: GH₵; currency code: GHS) is the unit of currency of Ghana. It is the fourth historical and only current legal tender in the Republic of Ghana. One cedi is divided into one hundred pesewas (Gp). After it gained independence Ghana separated itself from the British West African pound, which was the currency of the British colonies in the region. The new republic's first independent currency was the Ghanaian pound (1958-1965). In 1965, Ghana decided to leave the British colonial monetary system and adopt the widely accepted decimal system. The African name Cedi (1965-1967) was introduced in place of the old British pound system. Ghana's first President Kwame Nkrumah introduced Cedi notes and Pesewa coins in July 1965 to replace the Ghanaian pounds, shillings and pence. The cedi was equivalent to eight shillings and four pence (8s 4d) and bore the portrait of the President. After the February 1966 military coup, the new leaders wanted to remove the face of Nkrumah from the banknotes. The "new cedi" (1967-2007) was worth 1.2 cedis which made it equal to half of a pound sterling at its introduction. After decades of high inflation devalued the new cedi, it was gradually phased out in 2007 in favor of the "Ghana cedi" at an exchange rate of 1:10,000. In 2007 the largest of the new cedi banknotes, the 20,000 note, had a value of about US$2. By removing four digits, the Ghana cedi became the highest-denominated currency unit issued in Africa. It has since lost about 75% of its value.

US Dollar

US Dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its territories per the United States Constitution since 1792. For most practical purposes, it is divided into 100 smaller cent (¢) units, but is occasionally divided into 1000 mills (₥) for accounting purposes. The circulating paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes that are denominated in United States dollars (12 U.S.C. § 418). Since the suspension in 1971 of convertibility of paper U.S. currency into any precious metal, the U.S. dollar is, de facto, fiat money. As it is the most used in international transactions, the U.S. dollar is the world's primary reserve currency. Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency. Besides the United States, it is also used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean: the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. A few countries use the Federal Reserve Notes for paper money, while still minting their own coins, or also accept U.S. dollar coins (such as the Sacagawea or presidential dollar). As of June 27, 2018, there are approximately $1.67 trillion in circulation, of which $1.62 trillion is in Federal Reserve notes (the remaining $50 billion is in the form of coins).

4 Ghanaian Cedi to US Dollar exchange rates chart

4 GHS to USD exchange rates graph
4 GHS to USD Spot rate – This is known more formally as the ‘interbank’ rate. It is the rate banks or large financial institutions charge each other when trading significant amounts of foreign currency. In the business, this is sometimes referred to as a ‘spot rate’. It is not the tourist rate and you cannot buy currency at this rate, as you are buying relatively small amounts of foreign currency. In everyday life it is the same as the difference between wholesale and retail prices. The rates shown in financial newspapers and in broadcast media are usually the interbank rates.

4 GHS to USD exchange rates table

Exchange GHS to USD
4 Ghanaian Cedi = 0.813 US Dollar
8 Ghanaian Cedi = 1.627 US Dollar
20 Ghanaian Cedi = 4.066 US Dollar
40 Ghanaian Cedi = 8.133 US Dollar
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4 Ghanaian Cedi to US Dollar Cross rate – This is the rate we give to customers who want to exchange currencies that do not involve the local currency. For example, if you want to exchange Australian dollars into US dollars.

4 GHS to USD exchange rates news

It's Bad; Times Are Really Hard In Ghana – Yvonne Nelson

It's Bad; Times Are Really Hard In Ghana – Yvonne Nelson

about 1 month indicative negative
Cedi, 7 Others Appreciate Against Dollar

Cedi, 7 Others Appreciate Against Dollar

about 2 months indicative neutral
Recent cedi depreciation is temporary - BoG Official

The recent blip in the foreign exchange market that saw a slight depreciation of the cedi against the dollar is short-term and a reflection of a spillover from external developments, an official of the Bank of Ghana has said.

2 months conditional positive
Akufo-Addo’s cedi performance in 18 months impressive than NDC’s 6 years – Ofori-Atta

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta says although the cedi has come under extreme external pressure, its performance in the past 18 months under the Akufo-Addo-led administration is one of the best.

2 months indicative positive
The invisible hand of government in cedi depreciation

As the normal principle of economics says, when a domestic currency depreciates it makes the prices of goods and services decline compared to the international prices.

2 months conditional neutral
U.S. dollar closes unchanged on Taipei forex market | Economics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) The U.S. dollar ended unchanged against the Taiwan dollar at NT$30.842 Saturday.

3 days conditional negative
Dollar Exhibits Mixed Trend As Traders Look For Direction

WASHINGTON (Alliance News) - The US dollar is turning in a mixed performance against other major ...

5 days conditional positive
Forex: J$131.36 to one US dollar

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, January 16 ended trading at J$131.36 down b...

5 days indicative negative

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