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The dollar was a currency used in Sierra Leone from 1791 to 1805. It had a subdivision of 100 cents and was issued by the successful Sierra Leone Company. It was pegged to the British pound sterling at a rate of 1 dollar = 4 shillings 2 pence.

Coins were issued in denominations of 1, 10, 20, 50 cents, 1 penny, and 1 dollar. The 1 cent and 1 penny coins were minted in bronze, while all the other coins were minted in silver. All of these coins featured a lion (Panthera leo) on the obverse while their reverse depicted two shaking hands, one white, one black. The coin was then demonitized and replaced by the British West African pound during later 1805.


  1. 1.0 1.1 This is an assumption.
  2. Henderson, William Otto (1975). Great Britain and her world, 1750-1914: essays in honour of W. O. Henderson. Manchester University Press ND. p. 1999. ISBN 0719005817 ISBN 0719005817. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
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