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fwo_623692 - SIERRA LEONE 1 Dollar Proof Jeux Olympiques de Londres : basket-ball 2012 Pobjoy Mint

SIERRA LEONE 1 Dollar Proof Jeux Olympiques de Londres : basket-ball 2012 Pobjoy Mint MS
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Type : 1 Dollar Proof Jeux Olympiques de Londres : basket-ball
Date: 2012
Mint name / Town : Pobjoy Mint
Quantity minted : -
Metal : copper nickel
Diameter : 38,60 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 28,28 g.
Edge : -
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE // 2010.
Obverse description : écu entre deux palmiers et deux lions.

Reverse


Reverse legend : OLYMPIC // $1.
Reverse description : Basketteurs, Colonne Nelson, Big Ben et roue.

Historical background


SIERRA LEONE

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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