SIERRA LEONE Paper Money,
1792 - Present Issues

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Sierra Leone Banknotes, 1792 - Present Issues

REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE
Sierra Leone

1787 Province of Freedom; 1792  SLE Company; 1799 SLE; 1808 GBR Crown Colony;1866 BWAS; 1888 SLE Colony; 1961 Indep.; 14.6.1978 Republic of SLE
GBR, USA currency <= 1907; BWA 1907-64; SLE 1964 >>
The first banknotes attributable to Sierra Leone were issued in 1792

   Sierra Leone Company, Freetown

 GBR established the Sierra Leone Company in Freetown on 11.3.1792

Sierra Leone Company

N.10  Lt. John Clarkson, 1791(1792)
Bills of Exchange
Various denominations; 6d - 5 Dollars
Images Needed
N.50  Governor William Dawes SLC Store Chits
1794 Dollars, Half Dollars & Shillings
a) As issued
b) With authentication stamp
Images Needed

   Great Britain Crown Colony of Sierra Leone, Freetown

1.1.1808 GBR Crown Colony of Sierra Leone

Colonial Government

N.75r  1 Pound 180x Images Needed
N.85r  5 Pounds 180x Images Needed

John McCormack Promissory Notes

N 100 Various Denominations, 1820's Images Needed

British West Africa Territories / Settlements

1821-50 British West Africa Territories; 1874-88 British West Africa Settlements
In 1825 British & Spanish currency was declared legal tender in Sierra Leone
Great Britain, 1694-1778 Great Britain, 1778-1805

In 1852 US Dollars were declared legal in Sierra Leone
USA Paper Money, 1815 Small Treasury Notes UsaP.11Fr.TN155Dollars24.2.1915.jpg UsaP.S20280Dollars14.1.1779.jpg

Charles Heddle & Company, Freetown

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P.S111a  1 Pound 18xx   AB
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P.S111b  1 Pound 18xx   AB
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Commercial Bank of Sierra Leone

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P.S106  1 Pound 12.9.1865   AB
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 Sierra Leone Colony / Protectorate, Georgetown

28.11.1888 Sierra Leone Colony
24.8.1895 Sierra Leone Colony & Protectorate

Colonial Government

N.125  ? Images Needed
British West Africa currency used from 1906-64
British West Africa paper Money, 1916-19 Issues British West Africa Paper Money, 1928-51 Issues British West AFrica Paper Money, 1953-57 Issues BrwP.1020Shillings1.3.1954.jpg

 Republic of Sierra Leone

1961 Independence; 14.6.1978 Republic of SLE

Bank of Sierra Leone

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P.1s  1 Leone ND(1964)   AB
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P.1a  1 Leone ND(1964)   AB
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P.2s  2 Leones ND(1964)   AB
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P.2a  2 Leones ND(1964)   AB
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P.3a  5 Leones ND(1964)   AB
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1972 - 85 Issues

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P.4s 50 Cents ND(1974)   AB
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P.4a 50 Cents ND(1972)   AB
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P.4b 50 Cents ND(1974) RS
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P.5e 1 Dollar 4.8.1984 repl   AB
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P.6 - P.New Images Needed

BACKGROUNDER

The first British trading station in Sierra Leone was established in 1672. From 1791 Sierra Leone was governed by the Sierra Leone Company until it became a colony in 1808. Between 1821-1843 Gambia, and between 1821-1850, the Gold Coast, were included in the administration of Sierra Leone. In 1866 these three territories and also Lagos were governed together as the West African Settlements.

In 1874 the Gold Coast and Lagos, and in 1888 Gambia, were separated from the West African Settlements, leaving Sierra Leone to be a single colony again. Sierra Leone became a fully independent member state of the Commonwealth on 27 April 1961, and became a republic on 19 April 1971.  1.


ACKNOWLEDEMENTS
AB     We gratefully acknowledge AB for these images.

RS
    We gratefully acknowledge RS for these images.

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