Altan–corannulene was designed to hold a strong paratropic current. Computations of excitation energies, magnetizabilities, and current strengths for its dianion, tetraanion, and hexaanion show different numbers of counter-rotating currents. The hexaanion in the figure has a diatropic/paratropic/diatropic pattern, the ‘mirror-image’ of that of the neutral species. Magnetizability and excitation energy suggest that the hexaanion should be an aromatic molecule. Interpretation of the current density patterns within the ipsocentric approach, as well as comparison with fullerene cages, is reported.