Sierra Leone, coin catalog, price

Country: Sierra Leone, Republic Of Sierra Leone
Capital: Freetown
Currency: Leone
Numeric code: 694
Letter code: SLL
On the Atlantic coast, in the Western part of the African continent is a small (71.7 thousand km2) Republic of Sierra Leone, independent since 1961. In the past British colony, Sierra Leone, although it has significant potential natural resources are still among the poorest countries of the world. More than 70% of the 5.3 million inhabitants of the Republic are experiencing financial hardship. The country's capital – Freetown, located in the Atlantic, the most densely populated part of the country.
Young independent Republic in 1964 he replaced himself the West African pound to its own currency – the Leone. The price of coins in 1 Leone Sierra Leone then was 2 pounds.
Technically, Leone is composed of hundreds of cents, however, in a contemporary catalogue of the coins of the Sierra Leone small denominations to find. There are only Leone: 10, 50, 100 and 500.
But this does not mean that the cents were not at all. In 1964 they were released immediately in a large range: ½ , 1, 5, 10 and 20 cents, and in 1972 they were joined by another 50 cents. However, the value of small coins of Sierra Leone decreased so rapidly that their use has been long abandoned. Unclaimed detail moved into the category of "historical" money that allows you to buy fractional coins of Sierra Leone as a collector's specimen.
1 Leone appeared in the country simultaneously with the cents in the first issue of coins in 1964. The growth of his denomination began a little later: 2 Leone joined the coin line in 1976, 10 Leone, 1987, 50, and 100 Leone in 1996, 500 Leone in 2004.




½ cents 1964

½ cents 1964

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wwc: / ID: 1540
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