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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Sierra Leone, 1791 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14479

Summary:
Proof 1 Penny, Issued by Sierra Leone, 1791
Minted by Soho Mint, Birmingham
Statement Of Significance:
The date on the coin refers to the foundation of the Sierra Leone Company not the production of the coin
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 18.928 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Sierra Leone
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
DateEra: 1791 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Lion on hill top facing; around above, SIERRA LEONE COMPANY; in exergue, AFRICA
Reverse Description: A pair of clasped hands with the value 1 above and below; around, ONE PENNY PIECE 1791
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Sierra Leone Company, Sierra Leone, 1792
Mint: Soho (Mint), Great Britain, 1792

The coins were struck in Birmingham, England in December 1792.
References: KM#2
Vice 8A
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1701 - 1800, Krause Publications, Iola, 2007
  2. [Book], Mr David Vice - Peter Ireland (Format) Ltd., The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958, Birmingham, 1983, 142 Pages

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