Key: 790  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 9
Issued: 141 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
Area - 237,873 sq.km; Capital - Accra
A former British Crown Colony, located on the west coast of Africa between Ivory
Coast and Togo. Earned its name due to the large quantities of the most valuable
metal which were found on its territory.
A British colony since 1874, annexing during the years to come adjoining
territories (such as German and British Togo - see TOGO). In 1954 became self-
governing and on March 6th 1957 gained its independence and was renamed GHANA.
Stamp issuing between 1875-1954.
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Inscriptions
GOLD COAST

Index
GOLD COAST
      Crown Colony 1874-1954
      Postage Due Stamps
 
Currency
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
20 Shillings = 1 Pound
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Related Countries

TOGO
Togo

GHANA
Ghana