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.
- 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.