50 Cents, Issued by Sierra Leone, 1791
Minted by Soho Mint, Birmingham, England

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



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)

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