The Lion and The Unicorn: The Unicorn - 1997 Unc. Cupro Nickel $1 Coin - SLE
- 1997 Unc. Cupro Nickel Coin
- Issued on behalf of the Bank of Sierra Leone
- Unlimited issue
- Presented in a Pobjoy presentation pouch
The Bank of Sierra Leone has approved the release of two coins featuring a Lion and a Unicorn, in acknowledgement of the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule. The Lion is symbolic not only to the United Kingdom, but also to Hong Kong and Sierra Leone at it is depicted on all three Coat of Arms.
The second coin features another heraldic charge, the Unicorn, which is symbolic of holiness. The beast stands on one hind leg facing left and is encompassed by a wreath.
The obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of Sierra Leone, with two lions supporting a shield and a motto underneath reading ‘Unity, Freedom, Justice’. The name Sierra Leone stands for the Lion Coast.
|Coin Year||1996 - 1999|
|Coin Metal||Cupro Nickel|
|Metal||Unc. Cupro Nickel|
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