Leone: coin from Republic of Sierra Leone (1964-...); 100 cent

LEONE: COIN OF SIERRA LEONE

50 leones, 1996: Republic of Sierra Leone

50 leones, 1996: Republic of Sierra Leone

REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE - 50 LEONES - 1996.

Bank of Sierra Leone (main building).

SIR HENRY LIGHTFOOT-BOSTON - FIFTY LEONES.

Henry Josiah Lightfoot Boston — a Sierra Leonean diplomat and politician, the 1st indigenous Governor-General of Sierra Leone (1962-1967); a member of the Creole ethnic group.

Coin shape: octagon.

  • Nickel plated steel: 20 mm - 2.5 g
  • Reference price: 1.9$

COIN LEONE — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE (1964-...): leone = 100 cents

The name of the coin Leone, apparently, comes from the name of the issuing country — Sierra Leone. 
In turn, there is information that the country was called by a Portuguese explorer Pedro de Sintra — "Serra da Leoa" — which means "lioness mountains". In a modified form, the name in the format "Sierra Leone" appeared in the 15th century on Spanish maps.