Sierra Leone Issues Dollar Coin

British Sierra Leone Company issued a silver dollar coin in 1791, three years prior to United States issuing a silver dollar. The coin was worth ten macutas (the local unit of value) and bore the image of a crouching lion.

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Additional Information:

  • The Colonial Paper Money of Sierra Leone. – P J Symes
    The coins were denominated in dollars and cents (but included pennies) and the first issue was dated 1791. A lion adorned the obverse of the coin, along with the words ‘Sierra Leone Company, Africa’, while on the reverse were clasped black and white hands.
  • Sierra Leonean leone – Wikipedia
    The leone is the currency of Sierra Leone. It is subdivided into 100 cents. The ISO 4217 code is … For an earlier Sierra Leone currency, see Sierra Leonean dollar. … In 1964, decimal coins were introduced in denominations of ½, 1, 5, 10 and 20 … The first series depicting Sir Milton Margai and later issues depicting either …
  • Sierra Leonean dollar – Wikipedia
    The dollar was a currency issued in Sierra Leone between 1791 and 1805. It was subdivided into 100 cents and was issued by the Sierra Leone Company.

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