Sierra Leone 1987 5 golde

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Jean Elsen sale 113, lot 1588
Sierra Leone 1987 5 golde rev JElsen 113-1588.jpg
This specimen was lot 1588 in Jean Elsen sale 113 (Brussels, June 2012) where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted,
"SIERRA LEONE, République (1961- ), AV 5 golde, 1987, 25e anniversaire du WWF. Ecrin. Flan Poli. (Sierra Leone, gold five golde of 1987, on the 25th anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund. Proof.)"
One hopes that the money raised from the sale of this coin actually went to the WWF and not into the dictator's pocket.

Reported Mintage: 5,000.

Specification: 15.99 g, .917 fine gold, .471 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-12, KM 42.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [2]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 113, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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