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Information about currency: Gold Coast Ackey

Currency nameGold Coast Ackey
CountryGold Coast, British
Dates1796 - 1818

1 Ackey = 8 Takoe


The ackey was a currency issued for the Gold Coast by the British between 1796 and 1818. It was subdivided into 8 takoe and was equal to the British halfcrown, i.e., 1 takoe = 3¾ pence and 1 pound = 8 ackey.

The currency consisted of silver coins in denominations of 1 takoe, ¼, ½ and 1 ackey. All coins bar the takoe carried the inscription "Free Trade to Africa by Act of Parliament 1750".

Currency Gold Coast Ackey was used:
Country From To
Gold Coast, British Gold Coast Ackey 1796 1818