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fwo_601785 - SIERRA LEONE 1 Dollar Proof Gorille des montagnes 2011

SIERRA LEONE 1 Dollar Proof Gorille des montagnes 2011  MS
18.00 €(Approx. 19.62$ | 14.94£)
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Type : 1 Dollar Proof Gorille des montagnes
Date: 2011
Quantity minted : -
Metal : copper nickel
Diameter : 38,60 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Edge : -
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE // 2011.
Obverse description : écu entre deux palmiers et deux lions.


Reverse legend : MOUNTAIN GORILLA // $1.
Reverse description : Gorilles des montagnes.

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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