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    1791 Sierra Leone One-Cent MS 64 Brown. KM-1, C-1. Clasped Hands motif and an anti-slavery related item as the country of Sierra Leone was colonized by former slaves from Britain, just as Liberia was colonized by freed American slaves in the next century. A lovely lustrous coin with no problems; and Anti-Slavery Related Items. Included are: Undated silver token, 24 mm., BU with speckled red and blue toning, on the obverse is a heraldic eagle with the peripheral legend SUCCESS TO REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLES, the reverse reads MILLIONS FOR DEFENSE NOT ONE CENT FOR SLAVERY; and an 1859 John Brown token, white metal, 31 mm., proof surface with scattered field abrasions, SLAVERY THE SUM OF ALL VILLANIES.

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    Auction Dates
    Jul-Aug, 1993
    31st-3rd Saturday-Tuesday
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