Sierra Leonean Leone
|ISO 4217 code :||SLL|
Exchange rate :
(29 Mar 2020)
1 EUR = 10,825.5 SLL
1 CHF = 10,070.2 SLL
The leone has been Sierra Leone's currency since 1964 . At that time it replaced the West African pound at a fixed exchange rate of 2 to 1 . The Sierra Leone Dollar , issued by the Sierra Leone Company , was the official currency between 1791 and 1805 .
Banknotes and coins
The Bank of Sierra Leone issues coins of 50, 100 and 500 leones (as of November 2016) and banknotes of 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10,000 leones.
Due to their low value, coins of 10 leones and banknotes of 50, 100 and 500 leones are no longer minted or printed. 50 leones were also referred to as golds . In practical life the coins for 100 leones and banknotes for 2000 leones are primarily used; Banknotes of 10,000 and coins of 500 leones are only issued in very small numbers and are practically impossible to find in everyday life.
The Leone banknotes have numerous security features and have long been considered one of the most forgery-proof banknote series in Africa. Nevertheless, it was decided that from 14 May 2010 new banknotes (except Le 500) in different sizes, with better features for the blind and more extensive security features, would be issued by the Bank of Sierra Leone. Among other things, the banknotes are given different dimensions for the first time in ascending order of their value. The old banknotes remained legal tender for a transitional period until August 15, 2011.
|1000 leones||135 × 67 mm||
coat of arms of Sierra Leone
|2000 Leones||140 × 69 mm||
container ship , Sierra Leone coat of arms
|The building Bank of Sierra Leone||brown|
|5000 leones||145 × 71 mm||
Coat of Arms Sierra Leone
|10,000 leones||153 × 73 mm||Dove in flight, behind it the flag of Sierra Leone with a relief map
Coat of Arms Sierra Leone
|blue and green|
The banknotes in this series looked similar to the 2010 series. The biggest difference, in addition to visible and invisible security features, was the positioning of the number 10,000 on the 10,000 Leones note. In contrast to the other notes of this and the following series, this was to be found at the bottom left on the front and at the bottom right on the back.
In this series only notes for 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 Leone were printed. The 500 leones note shows the warlord Kai Londo on the obverse and a fishing boat on the reverse.
Bills of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 leones were printed. President Joseph Saidu Momoh could be seen on all bills with the exception of the 1000 and 5000 Leones .
Future of leone
Together with five other West African countries ( West African currency zone ), Sierra Leone has been working for several years on the introduction of a single currency (similar to the euro ). The working title of the currency is "West African Units Accounts" (WAUA), which has a fixed rate of 1 WAUA = 1.35 US dollars. There are currently travelers checks in WAUA. These are accepted in all Member States. 1 WAUA corresponds to approx. Le 4,500. In 2007, the member states agreed on a name for the future currency, the ECO .
- René Frank: The first dollar coins in history. Munich 2012, ISBN 978-3-656-24169-0 .
- Bank of Sierra Leone (English)
- West African Monetary Institute (English)
- Historical banknotes (English)
- Sierra Leonean banknotes (English)
- ↑ Owen Linzmayer: Sierra Leone . In: The Banknote Book . www.BanknoteNews.com, San Francisco, CA 2012.
- ^ Sierra Leonean dollars. Currency Wiki. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
- ↑ Press Release. Bank of Sierra Leone, November 2016.
- ↑ Banknotes and Coins. Bank of Sierra Leone. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
- ↑ BANK OF SIERRA LEONE ANNOUNCES THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW FAMILY OF RESIZED BANKNOTES. Bank of Sierra Leone, April 8, 2010.
- ↑ a b c Sierra Leone banknotes. World Paper Money Catalog and History. Retrieved October 22, 2017.