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The currency is the leone, divided into 100 cents. The swampy coastal plain, dominated by mangrove forests, is interrupted by the Freetown peninsula and backed up by a wooded upland region rising to 2,913 feet.

Below is our stock of Sierra Leone paper money / banknotes. Click on the Pick number for a scan.

Buy SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price Description
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P5a
  A5 1 leone 19/04/1974 UNC £ 6.00 President Siaka Stevens at left. Bank of Sierra Leone on back. A/5. Signatures: Bangura, Johnson, T.S Johnson, Eccles-James, Keili. Coat of Arms. Watermark: Lion Head. Prefix A/5. TDLR
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President Siaka Stevens at left. Bank of Sierra Leone on back. A/5. Signatures: Bangura, Johnson, T.S Johnson, Eccles-James, Keili. Coat of Arms. Watermark: Lion Head. Prefix A/5. TDLR

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P17b
  C45 50 leones 27/04/1989 UNC £ 4.00 Sports stadium at centre. President Dr Joseph Saidu Momoh at right. Native dancers on back. Prefix C/45. Solid security thread. Watermark: Lion head. TDLR. Signatures: Turay & Cole.
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Sports stadium at centre. President Dr Joseph Saidu Momoh at right. Native dancers on back. Prefix C/45. Solid security thread. Watermark: Lion head. TDLR. Signatures: Turay & Cole.

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P24a
  K 1,000 leones 01/02/2002 UNC £ 3.00 Bai Bureh at right. Coat of Arms & carving at centre. Satellite dish on reverse. K prefix. Signatures: Koroma & Tucker. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype BSL. De La Rue. Windowed security thread with demetalized BSL.
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Bai Bureh at right. Coat of Arms & carving at centre. Satellite dish on reverse. K prefix. Signatures: Koroma & Tucker. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype BSL. De La Rue. Windowed security thread with demetalized BSL.

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P26b
  P 2,000 leones 01/03/2003 UNC £ 5.00 Isaac Theophilus Akunna Wallace-Johnson, cargo ship and storage shed at centre. Bank of Sierra Leone building, Freetown. DLR. Prefix P. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype BSL. Windowed security thread with demetalized BSL.
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Isaac Theophilus Akunna Wallace-Johnson, cargo ship and storage shed at centre. Bank of Sierra Leone building, Freetown. DLR. Prefix P. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype BSL. Windowed security thread with demetalized BSL.

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P28a
    5,000 leones 01/02/2002 UNC £ 12.00 Sengbe Pieh at right. Bumbuna hydroelectric dam on back. Series E & N available. Signatures: Koroma & Tucker. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype BSL. Windowed security thread with demetalized BSL.
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Sengbe Pieh at right. Bumbuna hydroelectric dam on back. Series E & N available. Signatures: Koroma & Tucker. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype BSL. Windowed security thread with demetalized BSL.

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P29a
    10,000 leones 04/08/2004 UNC £ 15.00 Cotton tree in Freetown on reverse. Map on face underneath flying Dove bird. N & K series. Coat of Arms. Flag. Pentagon Foil Patch. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype BSL. Windowed security thread with demetalized BSL. Signatures: Rogers & Fofana.
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Cotton tree in Freetown on reverse. Map on face underneath flying Dove bird. N & K series. Coat of Arms. Flag. Pentagon Foil Patch. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype BSL. Windowed security thread with demetalized BSL. Signatures: Rogers & Fofana.

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P30
    1,000 leones 27/04/2010 UNC £ 1.00 Bai Bureh at right. Arms & carving at centre. Telecommunications Satellite dish on back. DJ & BQ series. Watermark: Lion head and electrotype 1000 and cornerstones. Signatures: Sesay & Coker.
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Bai Bureh at right. Arms & carving at centre. Telecommunications Satellite dish on back. DJ & BQ series. Watermark: Lion head and electrotype 1000 and cornerstones. Signatures: Sesay & Coker.

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P32
    5,000 leones 27/04/2010 Au-unc £ 4.50 Sengbe Pieh at right. Bumbuna hydroelectric dam on back. Series BH. Counting flick. De La Rue. Holographic Patch. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype 5000. Star chrome windowed security thread with demetalized BSL 5000. Signatures: Sesay & Coker
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Sengbe Pieh at right. Bumbuna hydroelectric dam on back. Series BH. Counting flick. De La Rue. Holographic Patch. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype 5000. Star chrome windowed security thread with demetalized BSL 5000. Signatures: Sesay & Coker

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P33
    10,000 leones 27/04/2010 UNC £ 13.50 Cotton tree in Freetown on reverse. Map on face underneath flying Dove bird. Coat of Arms. Flag. Holographic Patch. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype 10000. Star chrome windowed security thread with demetalized BSL 10,000. Signatures: Sesay & Coker
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Cotton tree in Freetown on reverse. Map on face underneath flying Dove bird. Coat of Arms. Flag. Holographic Patch. Watermark: Lion Head with electrotype 10000. Star chrome windowed security thread with demetalized BSL 10,000. Signatures: Sesay & Coker

NB: Library photographs – may not be actual item

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