The currency of Ghana. Currency code (GHC)
GHC is the abbreviation for the Ghanaian cedi, the official currency of the Republic of Ghana. The GHC debuted on July 1, 2007. The Ghanaian cedi may also use the symbol GHS. As of mid-2020, one Ghanaian cedi equaled about 17 U.S. cents. Alternatively, it took about 5.89 Ghanaian cedis to equal one U.S. dollar.
The word "cedi" derives from the Akan word for cowry shell, once used as a medium of exchange, store of wealth, and religious article until British colonizers demonetized it as a form of currency in the early twentieth century. One cedi can be divided into 100 pesewas.