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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Currency Withdrawn: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

N20 Note

Dimensions
130mm x 72mm

Date Released
28th February, 2007

Design
The N20 note was first introduced in 1977 and re-issued in 1984 in a new colour. The N20 note is the first note to have the portrait of a national hero in the person of the late Head of State - General Murtala Mohammed (1938-1976). The back has the portrait of Ladi Kwali, a famous potter.

On February 28 2007, the N20 Naira note was redesigned and issued in polymer substrate.

Past Issues of this note

Withdrawn in February, 2005
Withdrawn in 1984
 

Read about General Murtala Mohammed.
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Facts : 7/25/1963
First Indigenous Governor of CBN:Alhaji Aliyu Mai Bornu was the first Nigerian Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from July 25, 1963 to July 31st, 1967.
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