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fwo_632490 - SIERRA LEONE 1 Dollar Proof Charles Darwin 1999 Pobjoy Mint

SIERRA LEONE 1 Dollar Proof Charles Darwin 1999 Pobjoy Mint MS
18.00 €(Approx. 20.52$ | 15.12£)
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Type : 1 Dollar Proof Charles Darwin
Date: 1999
Mint name / Town : Pobjoy Mint
Quantity minted : -
Metal : copper nickel
Diameter : 38,60 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Edge : -
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE // 1999.
Obverse description : écu entre deux palmiers et deux lions.


Reverse legend : CHARLES DARWIN 1809-1882 // GALAPAGOS / ISLANDS // GALAPAGOS FINCHES // $1.
Reverse description : Charles Darwin, archipel des Galapagos, voilier HMS Beagle, pinsons de Darwin.

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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