The Bank of Ghana has approved the issuance of 24-carat gold coins to celebrate the 20th-anniversary of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
The coin will be outdoored on the Asantehene’s 70th-birthday on May 6, 2020.
It will weigh, at least, 31.104g and have a diameter of 37mm
The commemorative coin will be exclusively auctioned to the public and earnings will be channeled into the establishment of the Cultural Resource Centre.
The resource centre will also promote traditional and customary conflict resolution in the country.
Enstooled on 26 April 2019, Barima Kwaku Duah Osei II is the 17th Asantehene of the Asante Kingdom.
The Asantehene is the Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Grand Patron of the Grand Lodge of Ghana and the Sword Bearer of the United Grand Lodge of England.
His 20th-anniversary commemoration was held on 21 April 2019, at the Dwabirem of the Manhyia Palace.