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1 Penny Sierra Leone Company; larger type

1 Penny (Sierra Leone Company; larger type) -  obverse 1 Penny (Sierra Leone Company; larger type) -  reverse

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Features

Country Sierra Leone
Type Common coin
Year 1791
Value 1 Penny (1/240)
Metal Bronze
Weight 22 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References KM# 2
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Lion

Lettering:
SIERRA LEONE COMPANY
AFRICA

Reverse

Clasped hands flanked by value, date below, written value as legend

Lettering:
ONE PENNY PIECE
1
1
1791

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The Penny was initially minted for use, however they decided to go decimal (first colony to do so) and minted Cents.
Variety with 30mm (smaller type) exists as KM#2.2

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1791  215,000 KM#2.1 diamater 32mm
1791  KM#2.2 smaller diameter (30mm); Proof
1791  Proof

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