Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Ghana


Official Name: Republic of Ghana
Alternate Names: Gold Coast (formar name)
Monetary Units: 1 Ghanaian pound (ŁG) = 100 pence (p). In 1966, the Cedi (C) replaced the Ghanaian pound (ŁG). Currently, 1 cedi (C) = 100 pesewas
Location: Western Africa; bordered by Ivory Coast (west); Burkina Faso (west and north); Togo (east); Atlantic Ocean/Gulf of Guinea (south).
Mineral Resources: Gold, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese.



Ghana Scott 54 Ghana Scott 219
Diamond
Ghana
Scott 54
4 pence
5 Oct 1959
Diamond
Ghana
Scott 219 [o/p #54]
4 pesewas
19 Jul 1965
 
Ghana Scott 257 Ghana Scott 278
Diamond
Ghana
Scott 257
15 pesewas
Sep 1966
Diamond
Ghana
Scott 278 [o/p #54]
3-1/2 new pesewas
27 Feb 1967

These stamps show faceted diamonds
(Scott 257 shows an illustration of a faceted diamond).
The background image on Scott 54, 219, and 278 shows a diamond mine.



Ghana Scott 824
Iron ore; Diamond; Bauxite; Gold
Ghana
Scott 824
80 pesewas
10 Mar 1983

This stamp shows natural, unpolished rock and mineral specimens.



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