SIERRA LEONE, 1 dollar, 1999


SIERRA LEONE, 1 dollar, 1999, Obverse: arms, Reverse: Edward & Sophie wedding, Edge: reeded, copper-nickel, 38mm, KM139, BU

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Sierra Leone became seriously interested in issuing commemorative coins in the 1990s. Being a member of the British Commonwealth, the doings of the royal family have been of interest, especially the weddings.

Sierra Leone was founded by British abolitionists in 1787 as a home for freed slaves. Disease and local resistance destroyed that venture, but the settlements were reestablished by the British government in 1807 as part of its abolition of slavery. It became independent in 1961.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kid will ask “How?”