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Sierra Leonean Leone

Sierra Leonean leone:

The leone is the official currency of Sierra Leone. The official ISO code is SLL and symbol is Le. It is subdivided into 100 cents. On 4 August 1964, leone was introduced. It replaced the British West African pound.

Decimal coins were introduced in 1964 in denominations of ½, 1, 5, 10 and 20 cents.  50 cents coins were introduced in 1972, which carried the portrait of the then succeeding president Dr. Siaka Stevens.  One leone coins were introduced in 1974 and seven sided cupro-nickel 2 leone coins were introduced in 1976. In 1980, a new smaller series of coins was introduced in denominations of ½, 1,5,10 and 20 cents. The portrait of Stevens appeared on these coins. Octagonal, nickel-bronze 1 leone coins were introduced in 1987 with a bust portrait of General Joseph Saidu Momoh. The coin replaced the one leone note. In 1996, a new coin series 10, 50 and 100 leones were introduced. In 2004, 500 leones coins were introduced. Banknotes in circulation were 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10,000 leones prior to June 2010. The Bank of Sierra Leone issued new notes in June 2010; the new bank notes are Le10, 000, Le5, 000, Le2, 000 and Le1, 000. In 1979, 50 cents notes were introduced. 10 leones introduced in 1980, followed by 20 lenoes notes in 1982. In 1988, 100 leones notes were introduced, followed by 500 lenoes in 1991, 1000 and 5000 leones in 1993, 2000 leones in the year 2000 and 10,000 Leone in 2004.

 

Sierra Leonean Leone

Sierra Leonean Leone (Sierra Leone):

Code: SLL

Symbol: Le

Subunit        

1/100= cent

Banknotes:

1000, 2000, 5000, 10 000 leones

Coins:

10, 50, 100, 500 leones

Central bank:

Bank of Sierra Leone

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