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Coin - 50 Cents, Sierra Leone, 1791 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14482

50 Cents, Issued by Sierra Leone, 1791
Minted by Soho Mint, Birmingham, England
Statement Of Significance:
The date 1791 on this coin is the date of the foundation of the Sierra Leone Company (the coins actually being struck in May 1793)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.104 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: working strikes
DateEra: 1791 AD
Denomination: 50 Cents
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 50 above and below; around, HALF DOLLAR PIECE 1791
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Sierra Leone Company, Sierra Leone, 1793
Mint: Soho (Mint), Great Britain, 1793
References: KM#5
Vice 3
  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, 140 Pages

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