How did new African countries use money to show their independence?

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Economics Geography World History
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Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
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How did new African countries use money to show their independence?

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Starting in the late 1950s, African nations became independent from European colonial powers. They used their new currencies to demonstrate their sovereignty by replacing European heads of state with national leaders.  The new national coins and banknotes also depicted indigenous currencies like cowrie shells in Ghana and kissi pennies in Liberia, celebrating African cultural heritage.