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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Currency Withdrawn: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

1959 Currency Issue

On 1st July, 1959 the Central Bank of Nigeria issued the Nigerian currency notes in the denominations of Five (5) pounds, One (1) pound, Ten (10/-) Shillings, Five (5/-) shillings, which were withdrawn in 1965 and coins in the denominations of Two (2/-) shillings, three (3p) Pence One (1p) Penny and One half (1/2p) Penny. The coins were withdrawn in 1973.

 
Name
Five Pounds
Dimension:
69/16 x 315/16 Inches
Material: Paper
Withdrawn: 1965
One Pound
Dimension:
45/16 x 35/16 Inches
Material: Paper
Withdrawn: 1965
Ten Shilling
Dimension:
5� x 31/16 Inches
Material: Paper
Withdrawn: 1965
Five Shilling
Dimension:
4x 25/8 Inches
Material: Paper
Withdrawn: 1965
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Withdrawn: 1973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Withdrawn: 1973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Withdrawn: 1973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Withdrawn: 1973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Withdrawn: 1973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Withdrawn: 1973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 : 1/1/1969
PHYSICAL EXPANSION:Kaduna Branch was opened.
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