1 Penny, Sierra Leone, 1791

1 Penny, Sierra Leone, 1791

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Description
The British established the colony of Sierra Leone in 1787 for formerly enslaved people. This token was issued by the Sierra Leone Company, which was a private company that governed the colony in its early years.
One (1) penny token
Sierra Leone, 1791
Obverse Image: Lion.
Obverse Text: SIERRA LEONE COMPANY / AFRICA
Reverse Image: Clasped hands.
Reverse Text: ONE PENNY PIECE / 1 / 1791
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
token
date made
1791
place used
Sierra Leone
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.3 cm x 3.21 cm; 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in
ID Number
NU.NU49286
accession number
161590
catalog number
NU49286
collector/donor number
1932
Credit Line
Paul A. Straub
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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