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fwo_633479 - SIERRA LEONE 10 Leones Proof 1987

SIERRA LEONE 10 Leones Proof 1987  MS
45.00 €(Approx. 52.65$ | 38.25£)
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Type : 10 Leones Proof
Date: 1987
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Diameter : 39 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 28,29 g.
Edge : -
Coments on the condition:
sous capsule, avec étui et certificat
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : SIERRA LEONE 10 LEONES 1987.
Obverse description : Hippopotame nain à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : UNITY. FREEDOM. JUSTICE. DR. JOSPEPH SAIDU MOMOH.
Reverse description : Buste à gauche de Joseph Saidu Momoh.

Commentary


Série émise pour les 25 ans du World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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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