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Paper Wrapper for Sierra Leone Penny Token

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2003.0035.4.3
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1814 - 1814

Maker Information

Mint:Soho Mint - View history


This paper wrapper contained an anti-slavery token issued in 1814. These tokens were circulated in Sierra Leone. The inscription on the accompanying token 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
Place of Origin:Birmingham, Staffordshire - originally, England

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