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1968 Currency Issue
In 1968, Nigeria fought a civil war. In order to stem the misuse of the country’s currency notes during the period, Nigeria decided to change the currency notes issued in 1965 as a war strategy. The currency notes were in denominations of Five (£5) Pounds, One (£1) Pound, Ten (10/-) Shillings and Five (5/-) Shillings. The coins issued in 1959 were retained, Two (2/-) Shillings, Three (3p) Pence, One (1p) Penny and One half (½p) Penny.
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