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Sierra Leone to redenominate currency

Started by eurocoin, August 26, 2021, 11:25:39 PM

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Pabitra

Has it been designed and minted by The Royal mint or South Africa mint?

<k>

Quote from: malawi on April 21, 2022, 11:23:04 PMnice coins, but I would prefer animal designs on the coins.

Unfortunately they didn't use the beautiful coat of arms of the Sierrra Leone

Your statements are just wrong on so many levels. First off, you are supposed to criticise what is given - not what is NOT there!

Animals have appeared on so many African circulation coins, but so often the same species are repeated: elephants, rhinos; lions, zebras, etc. 90% of lions look the same. 96% of elephants look identical. 99% of zebras look identical. I could go on.

It would be nice if some other animals were used, and there are lots of them: the hyena; the aardwolf; the civet; the genet; the porcupine; the bushbaby; the serval; the caracal; the African painted dog; the gorilla; the okapi; the warthog; the rock hyrax; the meerkat. I could go on.

You should be pleased that Sierra Leone has chosen such an original set of themes. Instead of having a common obverse of the coat of arms, it has a different design on each obverse, and on each reverse -- there are not many sets like that. After all, the coat of arms has appeared on all the previous circulation coins, so there are enough for you to enjoy.
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chrisild

Quote from: <k> on April 24, 2022, 02:09:20 PMAfter all, the coat of arms has appeared on all the previous circulation coins

Basically I agree with what you wrote about the new designs. But as for the CoA bit, have a look here:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4547.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces10763.html

<k>

Quote from: chrisild on April 24, 2022, 02:31:07 PMBasically I agree with what you wrote about the new designs. But as for the CoA bit, have a look here:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4547.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces10763.html

I see. Well remembered, old chrisild.  8)
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eurocoin

The Rokel Commercial Bank in Sierra Leone has announced that all of its branches will be closed on June 30, to prepare for the launch of the new currency on 1 July.

Jostein

Quote from: eurocoin on June 26, 2022, 07:14:32 PMThe Rokel Commercial Bank in Sierra Leone has announced that all of its branches will be closed on June 30, to prepare for the launch of the new currency on 1 July.

Finally!! Thanks for the news eurocoin.
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future" - John F. Kennedy

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eurocoin

A video of the arrival of the new currency in the country, with people cheering alongside the road.


eurocoin

Although the new coins were released yesterday, I have not yet found close-up photos of the minted coins. There are however some photos of the new coins in the plastic bulk bags. The photos show that at least the coins of 10 cents, 25 cents and 50 cents already arrived in the country. The coins were packaged in identical packaging of 1,000 pieces per denomination, which suggests that they were minted by the same mint.

eurocoin

#38
It remains unclear whether the coins have already been issued. A few days before the official release of the new currency on July 1, photos showing bulk bags of the new coins started to appear on social media. On the release day itself several news articles were published about the new currency, but these only showed the banknotes. Ever since, no further photos of the coins have appeared and I have seen some people in Sierra Leone complaining on social media that the coins are nowhere to be found.

The photos of the coins in the bulk bags:

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Big_M

The coins must have been launched as the sets are now available on the market in large numbers.

eurocoin


eurocoin

#41
Royal Dutch Mint was yesterday featured on a tv program. And, as always, the footage was carefully analyzed. At least the 50 cents coins of this new series of Sierra Leone were minted by Royal Dutch Mint, as the packaging into bags of these coins can be seen. As the packaging of the 10 and 25 cent coins looks identical, we can assume that these too were minted at RDM.

<k>

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eurocoin

Quote from: <k> on December 06, 2022, 12:35:17 PMBy whom?

Myself. It is a bit of a cat and mouse game. Whenever there is being filmed at Royal Dutch Mint, or any mint for that matter, things are being blurred and they try to hide anything confidential, while of course we are eager for information on what is happening there and what they are manufacturing.

Big_M

Interesting that they returned to the foreign bimetallic business given the previous failures in that area (Chile 2013 100 pesos). NB. They last produced 2017-dated 100 old leone coins.