20 Cents, Issued by Sierra Leone, 1791
Minted by Soho Mint, Birmingham, England
Lion on hill top facing; around above, SIERRA LEONE COMPANY; in exergue, AFRICA
A pair of clasped hands with the value 20 above and below; around, TWENTY CENT PIECE 1791
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)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
4.956 g (Weight)
KM#4 Vice 4
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2007. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1701 - 1800.
[Book] Vice, David. 1983. The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958., 142 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.