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History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Ubijus1(m): 7:13am On Jun 19, 2018
Many people today make use of the Nigerian naira but don’t know its history as well as the various signs, symbols and it worth. The official currency, currently used in Nigeria is called the Nigerian naira, which was subdivided into 100 kobo.

In this article I will discuss with you about the history, symbol, sign and worth of the Nigerian currency- the naira and kobo.

Nigeria as a country which you already know is a middle income, mixed economy and emerging market. It is considered as one of the largest economies in Africa today and the largest in West Africa, blessed with many useful natural resources and has been exporting to several countries around the world.

Before the introduction of the Nigerian Naira and Kobo, which was in the year 1973, the Pound was the currency of Nigeria and was used between 1907 and 1973. However, prior to this time, the country had used various forms of money including Cowries and Manilas.

It was not until the year 1958 that Nigeria used the British West African pounds that it issued its own currency. The pounds were subdivided into 20 shillings, each of which was 12 pences. Back then, the Nigerian pounds was at parity with British pounds with easy convertibility. It was replaced with the introduction in 1973 of the Decimal Naira at a rate of 1 pound = 2 Naira. This new change made Nigeria the last country to abandon the British West Africa pound currency system.

In 1959, coins were issued in denominations of ½, 1, 3 and 6 pence respectively and in 1 and 2 shillings. The ½ and 1 penny coins were bronze and holed. The 3 pence coin which was minted in nickel-brass was a smaller version of the distinctive twelve sided three penny bits that was used in the UK, jersey and Fiji.
Bank Notes

The issue of bank notes in Nigeria has a long history. There was an emergency issue made by the government in the year 1918 presenting denominations of 1, 10 and 20 shillings. By 1959, the Central Bank of Nigeria introduced notes in denominations of 5 and 10 shillings, including 1 and 5 pounds. Three series of notes were issued, in 1958, 1967 and 1968 respectively.

Following the introduction of new currency – the Naira and Kobo as the legal tender in 1973, the Kobo was the first to be widely used in the country. There were certain unique symbols and signs that distinguished the currency.
• The Naira has the sign ‘₦’
• The Kobo was signed “K’

There was five denominations of the Kobo which were 1/2k, 1k, 5k, 10k and 25k in 1973 and by the year 1989, the 50k and N1 notes were changed to coins

Today in the country, the Kobo coins have been phased out because its value can no longer purchase items in the country’s marketplace.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was the only financial institution authorized to be the issuer of the Naira bank notes in the country, while the printer was the Nigerian security printing and Minting Company.

The Nigerian Naira, code “NGN” and signed with the symbol “₦” was released in notes in the year 1973 which include the four different denominations: ₦1, ₦5, ₦10 and ₦20.
Introduction of Major Naira Notes:
• In the year 1991, the ₦50 naira note was introduced in the country
• After this was followed by the introduction of the ₦100 naira in 1999.
• The ₦200 naira note was introduced in the year 2000
• By 2001, the ₦500 notes were introduced.
• And finally, the ₦1000 note was released on October 12, 2005.
Along the line, some notes were phased out, while others were redesigned.

The worth of the Nigerian naira has long depreciated in both the local and international market which had made it lack it purchasing power.

credit: https://wakanda.ng/history-of-nigerian-naira-symbol-sign-and-worth/

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Dan42(m): 7:32am On Jun 19, 2018
learnt people still make use of Kobo in the northern part of Nigeria.

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Nobody: 7:58am On Jun 19, 2018
Educative..

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Hardewarlee(m): 11:33am On Jun 19, 2018
Who cares � All I want is the money

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by nicholartsdesign: 11:33am On Jun 19, 2018
wetin concern me with naira?

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by bercarray(m): 11:33am On Jun 19, 2018
abeg who history hep, I just want it plenty of the naira, I can learn history later, abeg I don do history for school. history wey I go forget before 2 pm.

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Nobody: 11:33am On Jun 19, 2018
Dan42:
learnt people still make use of Kobo in the northern part of Nigeria.

Lies. Coins have gone extinct in the north as well, first kobo, then naira coins.

But the north is home to the most hideous, dirty and tattered looking naira notes in the country.

Them no dey reject money here.

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by deepwater(f): 11:33am On Jun 19, 2018
grin
Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Authoreety: 11:33am On Jun 19, 2018
Another point to note is that...

The naira in general under the past govts had bn shrinking in value, bt under d present govt; the naira totally became valueless among world currencies..

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by queensera(f): 11:34am On Jun 19, 2018
Authoreety:
U*9vk
Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by allanphash7(m): 11:34am On Jun 19, 2018
As if the naira is even something to write home about

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by RogueX: 11:34am On Jun 19, 2018
cry cry cry

All you need to know is that since inception, the Naira has continued to fall.

One man helped it fall twice and a military maradona used SAP to finish it.

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Alwaysking: 11:34am On Jun 19, 2018
Weak naira

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by chinavs9ja(m): 11:37am On Jun 19, 2018
Who the history of naira epp? Give us the note not history



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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Gggg102(m): 11:37am On Jun 19, 2018
5 naira has also gone extinct.

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Boyooosa(m): 11:37am On Jun 19, 2018
Good
Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Mogidi: 11:39am On Jun 19, 2018
Buhari would be remembered for finally killing the naira.

And he is the man who promised to make the naira equivalent to the dollar.

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Jasperro(m): 11:39am On Jun 19, 2018
Izuogu1:
Educative..
sure
Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by kcute(m): 11:40am On Jun 19, 2018
Who e help.... it wasn’t me.

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by emaopel: 11:41am On Jun 19, 2018
"The year 1989, the 50k and N1 notes were changed to coins" This was the time Naira lost its value...too bad

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by ThatHistoryGuy(m): 11:41am On Jun 19, 2018
What is the history of the Arabic write up in them

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Nobody: 11:41am On Jun 19, 2018
kennygee:


Lies. Coins have gone extinct in the north as well, first kobo, then naira coins.

But the north is home to the most hideous, dirty and tattered looking naira notes in the country.

Them no dey reject money here.
That's one the things I like about northern

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Nobody: 11:42am On Jun 19, 2018
Izuogu1:
Educative..
Hardewarlee:
Who cares � All I want is the money
Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by tragergeorge(m): 11:42am On Jun 19, 2018
One good head is better than 4 coconut head,,,I stand with $$$$$$$$$

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by Respect55(m): 11:43am On Jun 19, 2018
Who ever that is hoarding our #100 notes should please release them

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by tragergeorge(m): 11:44am On Jun 19, 2018
kennygee:


Lies. Coins have gone extinct in the north as well, first kobo, then naira coins.

But the north is home to the most hideous, dirty and tattered looking naira notes in the country.

Them no dey reject money here.
Lagos own de scare me ooo,

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by KrystosCJ(m): 11:47am On Jun 19, 2018
History of Nigerian currency from Wakanda website.

Kobo is officially extinct. Little things don't matter in Nigeria.
Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by innocential3032(m): 11:48am On Jun 19, 2018
hmmm
Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by abumeinben(m): 11:57am On Jun 19, 2018
Should I be proud?
No!

Why?
All notes above N100 should be scrapped! And we don't want this stories of cost of printing notes are high. We've been printing since.

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Re: History Of Nigerian Naira, Symbol, Sign And Worth. by engrkaz(m): 11:58am On Jun 19, 2018
OBJ no try o... 100, 200, 500 and 1k notes were introduced by the baboon. The beginning of inflation.... Wetin I know other than dy/dx...

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