The Republic of Sierra Leone is a small nation in the southwest of Western Africa along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Discovered by the Portuguese and ruled as a colony of Britain for more than 150 years, the nation marks its 60th anniversary of independence in 2021. Today, you have the opportunity to get 2021 Proof Republic of Sierra Leone 60th Anniversary of Independence 1 oz Sterling Silver Coins online from Provident Metals.
The Republic of Sierra Leone has a unique history as a region in which many formerly enslaved Africans from across the continent resettled between the late-16th and early 19th centuries. The region fell under British colonial control starting in 1800 and experienced a wave of slave resettlement at the time following the abolition of the slave trade in Britain in 1807. Britain ruled the region from 1800 to 1961, granting the nation independence in April 1961.
On the obverse of 2021 Proof Republic of Sierra Leone 60th Anniversary of Independence 1 oz Sterling Silver Coins is a depiction of the national seal. The complex design includes a shield with representations of the Lion Mountains and the Harbor of Freetown, as well as a passant lion. Heraldic lions support the shield with palm trees on either side. The national motto UNITY FREEDOM JUSTICE is engraved on the banner beneath. Other inscriptions on this face include REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE and 2021.
The reverse field of 2021 Proof Republic of Sierra Leone 60th Anniversary of Independence Sterling Silver Coins includes the image of a powerful African lion. The design shows the lion lounging on a rock on the savanna with an acacia tree in the distance. The inscriptions on this side include 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE and $10.
On April 27, 1961, Sierra Leone gained independence from the United Kingdom. Like many nations granted independence from a colonial power, Sierra Leone has struggled to maintain a democracy over the years, experiencing one-party rule, military coups, and junta leadership. Since 1998, Sierra Leone has enjoyed political stability with a democratic form of government.
These 2021 Proof Republic of Sierra Leone 60th Anniversary of Independence Sterling Silver Coins are available in red presentation boxes from the Pobjoy Mint. Each coin comes in its own box and offers a Certificate of Authenticity. The coins are made with sterling silver content, or .925 pure silver.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Country||Republic of Sierra Leone|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Capsule Size||39 mm|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Product Series||Republic of Sierra Leone 60th Anniversary of Independence|
|Packaging Dimensions||3.1 x 3.1 x 1.1|