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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Currency Withdrawn: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

N5 Note

Dimensions
130mm x 72mm

Date Released
28th February, 2007

Design:
Predominant Colour: Mauve

The N5 note was originally introduced in 1979 and in 1984 the colours were changed while the essential features of the note remained the same.

The main feature on the front is the engraved portrait of Alhaji Sir Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa (1912-1966), educationist, and the first Prime Minister from September 1957 to January1966.

The back illustrates Nkpokiti Dancers from the South Eastern part of  Nigeria

Past Issues of this note

Withdrawn in February, 2007
Withdrawn in 1984
withdrawn in 1984
   

Read about Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
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Facts : 1/16/2006
The Cowry:The Cowry has, for centuries, served our people as an important form of currency. In 1860 the following system was in use: 40 Cowries formed a "String"; 50 Strings made a "head" and 10 heads comprised a "bag". In Lagos in 1865 one bag of 20,000 shells was exchanged for one or two English Pounds.
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