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Rampant inflation of the cedi during the latter half of the [[20th century]] and first few years of the [[21st century|21st]] prompted the Bank of Ghana to introduce a new cedi currency in 2007. As a result, a new series of coinage was introduced that year, consisting of pieces denominated at 1, 5, 10, 20, and 50 pesewas, and [[Ghanaian 1 cedi coin|1]] cedi. The series was produced at the [[Royal Canadian Mint]] in {{wp|en|Ottawa}}, [[Canada]]. The 1 pesewa piece, issued solely in 2007, is composed of [[copper]]-plated [[steel]], weighs 1.82 grams, and measures 17 millimeters in diameter and 1.2 millimeters in thickness. The presence of steel in the coin makes it [[magnetism|magnetic]]. It has medallic alignment and a plain edge, and is round in shape.
 
Rampant inflation of the cedi during the latter half of the [[20th century]] and first few years of the [[21st century|21st]] prompted the Bank of Ghana to introduce a new cedi currency in 2007. As a result, a new series of coinage was introduced that year, consisting of pieces denominated at 1, 5, 10, 20, and 50 pesewas, and [[Ghanaian 1 cedi coin|1]] cedi. The series was produced at the [[Royal Canadian Mint]] in {{wp|en|Ottawa}}, [[Canada]]. The 1 pesewa piece, issued solely in 2007, is composed of [[copper]]-plated [[steel]], weighs 1.82 grams, and measures 17 millimeters in diameter and 1.2 millimeters in thickness. The presence of steel in the coin makes it [[magnetism|magnetic]]. It has medallic alignment and a plain edge, and is round in shape.
   
Featured in the middle of the obverse is an illustration of the {{wp|en|coat of arms of Ghana}} – which consists of a central {{wp|en|Escutcheon (heraldry)|escutcheon}} quartered by {{wp|en|St George's Cross|St. George's Cross}}, featuring a crossed ceremonial {{wp|en|chief}}'s {{wp|en|sword}} and {{wp|en|linguist}}'s {{wp|en|staff}} at the top left, the {{wp|en|Osu Castle}} on the {{wp|en|sea}} at the top right, {{wp|en|cacao tree}} (''{{wsp|Theobroma cacao}}'') at the bottom left, a {{wp|en|Gold mining|gold mine}} at the bottom right, and a {{wp|en|Lion (heraldry)|lion}} ''passant guardant'' in the center. This escutcheon is supported in the arms by two {{wp|en|Tawny eagle|tawny eagles}} (''{{wsp|Aquila rapax}}'') with five-pointed stars hanging from their necks. Above the central escutcheon are beads and a five-pointed star, and below is a {{wp|en|scroll}} bearing the motto "FREEDOM AND JUSTICE". Inscribed at the top of the obverse, above the arms, is the state title "GHANA", and engraved at the bottom of the coin, below the central illustration, is the date "2007". Featured at the bottom center of the reverse is a depiction of the {{wp|en|Adomi Bridge}}, Ghana's largest {{wp|en|suspension bridge}}, and a {{wp|en|palm tree}}. This image of the bridge, excluding the tree, is similar to the illustration appearing on the obverse of the [[Ghanaian 2000 cedi banknote]] of [[1994]]. The value "1 PESEWA" is engraved horizontally at the top of the coin, the {{wp|en|Serif|serifed}} numeral displayed in a significantly larger font than the following word. Both the rims of the coin are raised.
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Featured in the middle of the obverse is an illustration of the {{wp|en|coat of arms of Ghana}} – which consists of a central {{wp|en|Escutcheon (heraldry)|escutcheon}} quartered by {{wp|en|St George's Cross|St. George's Cross}}, featuring a crossed ceremonial {{wp|en|chief}}'s {{wp|en|sword}} and {{wp|en|linguist}}'s {{wp|en|staff}} at the top left, the {{wp|en|Osu Castle}} on the {{wp|en|sea}} at the top right, {{wp|en|cacao tree}} (''[[wikispecies:Theobroma cacao|Theobroma cacao]]'') at the bottom left, a {{wp|en|Gold mining|gold mine}} at the bottom right, and a {{wp|en|Lion (heraldry)|lion}} ''passant guardant'' in the center. This escutcheon is supported in the arms by two {{wp|en|Tawny eagle|tawny eagles}} (''[[wikispecies:Aquila rapax|Aquila rapax]]'') with five-pointed stars hanging from their necks. Above the central escutcheon are beads and a five-pointed star, and below is a {{wp|en|scroll}} bearing the motto "FREEDOM AND JUSTICE". Inscribed at the top of the obverse, above the arms, is the state title "GHANA", and engraved at the bottom of the coin, below the central illustration, is the date "2007". Featured at the bottom center of the reverse is a depiction of the {{wp|en|Adomi Bridge}}, Ghana's largest {{wp|en|suspension bridge}}, and a {{wp|en|palm tree}}. This image of the bridge, excluding the tree, is similar to the illustration appearing on the obverse of the [[Ghanaian 2000 cedi banknote]] of [[1994]]. The value "1 PESEWA" is engraved horizontally at the top of the coin, the {{wp|en|Serif|serifed}} numeral displayed in a significantly larger font than the following word. Both the rims of the coin are raised.
   
 
The total [[mintage]] of the second 1 pesewa coin is currently unknown. The 1 pesewa, the lowest-denominated coin of Ghana, has been virtually removed from circulation in its country of origin and stored in large numbers in bank vaults.
 
The total [[mintage]] of the second 1 pesewa coin is currently unknown. The 1 pesewa, the lowest-denominated coin of Ghana, has been virtually removed from circulation in its country of origin and stored in large numbers in bank vaults.
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