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b79_0055 - 2 Leones SIERRA LEONE 1979 P.06d

2 Leones SIERRA LEONE  1979 P.06d VF-
2 Leones SIERRA LEONE  1979 P.06d VF-2 Leones SIERRA LEONE  1979 P.06d VF-
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Face Value : 2 Leones
Date: 01 juillet 1979
Period/Provinces/Banks Bank of Sierra Leone
Catalogue reference : P.06d

Historical background


From the sixteenth century, the coastal populations of Sierra Leone involved in the slave trade in the triangular trade introduced by European traders. In 1787, the British buy the peninsula will become the capital Freetown. 400 black from London dwell there. Then, the Sierra Leone Company helps loyalists black refugee from North America Nova Scotia to settle. In 1794, Sierra Leone became the first British colony in West Africa. The country became independent in 1961.

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