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b52_1365 - 500 Leones SIERRA LEONE 2003 P.23c

500 Leones SIERRA LEONE  2003 P.23c UNC
500 Leones SIERRA LEONE  2003 P.23c UNC500 Leones SIERRA LEONE  2003 P.23c UNC
5.00 €(Approx. 5.50$ | 4.30£)
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Face Value : 500 Leones
Date: 01 mars 2003
Period/Provinces/Banks Bank of Sierra Leone
Catalogue reference : P.23c

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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