This set is sure to delight African wildlife enthusiasts and collectors alike. This also makes a great gift for young numismatists.
- Contains 4 Cupro-Nickel coins.
- Comes in original red Pobjoy Mint box.
- Obverse: Carries the Crest of Sierra Leone, the inscription “Republic of Sierra Leon,” and the year of issue.
- Reverse: Each coin depicts a different African animal: A gorilla, a giraffe, a hippo and a crocodile.
- Guaranteed by the Republic of Sierra Leon.
This set is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2005 Sierra Leone Cupro-Nickel African Wildlife 4-Coin Proof Set to your cart today!
The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.
Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.
The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.