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E-auction 398-311141 - SIERRA LEONE 1 Dollar Proof cougar 2001

SIERRA LEONE 1 Dollar Proof cougar 2001  MS
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Estimate : 18 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 11 €
End of the sale : 30 November 2020 17:18:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : 1 Dollar Proof cougar
Date: 2001
Quantity minted : -
Metal : copper nickel
Diameter : 38,60 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 28,28 g.
Edge : -
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE // 2001.
Obverse description : écu entre deux palmiers et deux lions.


Reverse legend : BIG CATS OF THE WORLD // $1.
Reverse description : cougar.

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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