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Sierra Leone Penny Token - British Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2003.0035.4.1
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1814 - 1814

Maker Information

Mint:Soho Mint - View history


This anti-slavery token was issued in 1814 and circulated in Sierra Leone. The inscription in English and Arabic commemorates the British Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in 1807.

Purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2003.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:19th century
Material(s):Bronzed copper
Currency:Sierra Leone
Place of Origin:Birmingham, Staffordshire, England

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Diameter:36 mm