Sierra Leone Coin

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Title

Sierra Leone Coin

Original Format

Coin

Physical Dimensions

Weight: 12.75 grammes
Diameter: 29 millimetres

Description

Copper coin.(obverse) Semi crouchant lion at centre.
(reverse) Two clasped hands representing friendship between the races at centre.

Denomination

cent

Production Place

Issued in: Sierra Leone (Africa, Sierra Leone)

Inscription(s)

Inscription Position reverse:
Language: English
Content: ONE PENNY PIECE 1 1791

Inscription Position obverse:
Language: English
Content: SIERRA LEONE COMPANY AFRICA

Authority

Issuer: Sierra Leone Company

Date

1791

Museum Number

SSB, 154.29

Source

British Museum, Department of Coins and Medals

Source URL

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_SSB-154-29

Acquisition name

Donated by: Dorothea, Lady Banks
Previous owner: Sarah Sophia Banks

Acquisition Date

1818

Rights

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Trustees of the British Museum

Citation

“Sierra Leone Coin,” Exploring The Collections of Sarah Sophia Banks, accessed August 11, 2022, https://sarahsophiabanks.com/items/show/2.

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