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fwo_566004 - SIERRA LEONE 1 Penny Sierra Leone Company 1791

SIERRA LEONE 1 Penny Sierra Leone Company 1791  AU
200.00 €(Approx. 220.00$ | 172.00£)
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Type : 1 Penny Sierra Leone Company
Date: 1791
Quantity minted : -
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 19,15 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
assez bel exemplaire couvert d’une agréable patine sombre, petits coups sur la tranche
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Michel N.

Obverse


Obverse legend : SIERRA LEONE COMPANY // AFRICA.
Obverse description : Lion à gauche sur un tertre prêt à bondir.
Obverse translation : (Sierra Leone. Compagnie d’Afrique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ONE PENNY PIECE // 1 / 1 // 1791.
Reverse description : mains serrées.

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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