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Withdrawn:
 Earlier | 1959 | 1965 | 1968 | 1973 | 1977 | 1979 | 1984 | 1991 | 2007

N200 Note

Dimensions
151mm x 78mm

Date Released
1st November, 2000

Design:
The N200 note together with the N100, N500 and N1000 notes represent the new generation of currency notes in the Nigerian currency system. As with the N100, the most recent development in security printing technology on paper and ink were incorporated in the denomination.

The main feature in the front is the picture of Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, - the Sarduana of Sokoto and the first Premier of Northern Nigeria.

The back of the note depicts a pyramid of agricultural commodity and livestock farming.

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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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