• 3 Pence 1958, KM# 3, Ghana
  • 3 Pence 1958, KM# 3, Ghana
Obverse

Kwame Nkrumah facing right, surrounded by the inscription "Kwame Nkrumah, the Founder of the State of Ghana".

Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957 and served as its first prime minister and president. Nkrumah first gained power as leader of the colonial Gold Coast, and held it until he was deposed in 1966. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962.

Engraver: Paul Vincze

KWAME NKRUMAH
CIVITATIS GHANIENSIS CONDITOR
P.V.

Reverse

Date divided by star, denomination below.

Engraver: P.K.K. Quaidoo

• GHANA •
19 58
THREE PENCE

Edge

3 Pence

KM# 3
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 3.3 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape wavy (scallop, sun-shaped)
Notches 12
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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