To celebrate the 60th anniversary of its independence in 2021, the Bank of Sierra Leone has partnered with the private Pobjoy Mint of Surrey, England, to create a collection of coins honoring the occasion. This includes a 1 oz sterling silver proof coin and a Brilliant Uncirculated cupro-nickel specimen. Today, 2021 $1 Republic of Sierra Leone 60th Anniversary of Independence Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to you in individual felt bags courtesy of the Pobjoy Mint!
- Celebratory 60th anniversary of independence coins!
- Mintage limited to 10,000 coins only!
- Consists of 28.28 Grams of a cupro-nickel alloy.
- The face value of $1 is fully backed by the Bank of Sierra Leone.
- On the obverse is the coat of arms of Sierra Leone.
- The reverse depicts a lion resting on a rock.
After more than 150 years as a British Crown Colony, the Republic of Sierra Leone gained its independence in 1961. As is the case with many nations, the road to independence was a long one and did not occur overnight. The process of independence stretched out for nearly 15 years from the moment the Duke of Kent handed over royal instruments to the then-Governor of Sierra Leone in 1956 until the formation of the formal Republic of Sierra Leone in 1971.
All of these 2021 $1 Republic of Sierra Leone 60th Anniversary of Independence Coins are available to you for purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and come with individual packaging. Each coin has its own felt bag from the Pobjoy Mint with a drawstring enclosure. These bags have the name and logo of the mint on the exterior. These coins weigh 28.28 Grams and consists of a cupro-nickel alloy. Most cupro-nickel alloys have copper and nickel as the primary metals for durability, with iron and manganese for strength.
On the obverse of 2021 Republic of Sierra Leone 60th Anniversary of Independence Coins is the coat of arms of the nation. The seal of Sierra Leone includes a shield with lines representing the Lion Mountains and a passant lion in the foreground. Further enforcing its connection to lions, the shield is flanked by heraldic lions on each side.
The reverse field of 2021 $1 Sierra Leone 60th Anniversary of Independence Coins comes with a depiction of a lion. This large, male lion is lounging on a rock in the sun as an Acacia tree dots the horizon in the background field.
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