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Great Britain (Sierra Leone Company) Penny, 1, 10, 20, 50 Cents and Dollar  1791
Great Britain (Sierra Leone Company) Penny, 1, 10, 20, 50 Cents and Dollar 1791

The clasped hands on this coin from Sierra Leone celebrate the fact that it was a refuge for freed slaves from the British Empire, runaway slaves from the United States, and Africans discharged from the British armed forces. Unfortunately, the first settlers were virtually wiped out by tribal attacks and disease. The colony was re-established under the control of the Sierra Leone Company, which issued these coins, and then transferred to British Crown in 1807.

These are valuable coins. Our listings below are basically lifted from a coin catalog, but they are extremely approximate values since individual coins stand on their own merits. See our comparison graphic below on this page for more information about value. If you have a decent specimen of this coin, be sure to seek out a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person appraisal. Most coins are dated 1791, but some carry other dates as shown below.

PENNY
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $700

1 CENT DATED 1791
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $500
fully uncirculated: $1200

1 CENT DATED 1796
worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $300
fully uncirculated: $600

10 CENTS DATED 1791
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $600
fully uncirculated: $1000

10 CENTS DATED 1796
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $600
fully uncirculated: $1000

20 CENTS
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $1300
fully uncirculated: $1500

50 CENTS
worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $2000
fully uncirculated: $3000

1 DOLLAR
worn: $400 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $2000
fully uncirculated: $5000

The figure to the left shows examples (to scale) of a few coins found in an extensive auction database. Almost all of these pictures come from Auktionen Gartner in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. CoinQuest thanks Auction House Gartner for use of their nice coin photos.

The (A) coin is 1796 1 cent which sold for about $90 US dollars in a 2012 auction. It is the lowest value coin of all those pictured. (B) is a 1791 penny which sold at auction for about $320 US dollars during 2015. Despite its small size, the (C) 10 cents sold for about $550 in 2015, while the large (D) dollar hit the 1000 euro mark (about $1100 USD) also in 2015.

Coin: 20281 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Jenkins, Wed, 18-Nov-2015 20:21:36 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 19-Nov-2015 18:34:00 GMT
Requester description: Front has a lion on it, back has two hands shaking. 1 Cent Sierra Leone Company Africa One Cent Piece 1 1796
Tags: great britain sierra leone company penny cent 1 10 20 50 cents dollar britaain uk brit brittan brittrex brittain england britian britt english britan british britsh britanniarun brilt brittish peny pennys pennies dollare doller dol dollars africa one piece africano african afrikaanshe afrikaans africaine ostafrika afrika ostafricanische africaanshe afrik afrikaansche ostafrikanische afrique ones peice pieces front lion two hands hand shaking handshake tiger lions cougar tigers

  

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