1 Ackey, Issued by, African Company of Merchants, Gold Coast, Ghana, 1818
Minted by Sir Edward Thompson, Birmingham, England
Laureate head of George III facing right; below, 1 ACKEY TRADE, around; GEORGIUS III D.G. BRITANNIAR REX F.D.; artist's initial, H, on bust truncation
African Company of Merchants arms supported by America (holding a bow) and Africa (wearing an elephant headdress); around, FREE TRADE TO AFRICA BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT 1750
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Eugene von Guerard, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
33 mm (Outside Diameter), 13.883 g (Weight)
KM#9 (Gold Coast)
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