Information on the denominations of Sierra Leone banknotes, and the information printed on them [SLE18455.E]

For information on the denominations of Sierra Leone banknotes please see the attached document.

Information on the colour of the various banknotes could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB. A representative of the Sierra Leone Cultural Society of Ontario stated that colours and information on the banknotes varies with different governments. As banknotes bear a likeness of the head of state, when there is a change of government, banknotes change accordingly. Further information on this subject is currently unavailable to the IRBDC in Ottawa. As a result, banknotes of various vintages may be in circulation simultaneously.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status.


Sierra Leone Cultural Society of Ontario, Toronto. 3 October 1994. Telephone interview with representative.


The Europa World Year Book 1992. 1992. Vol. 2. London: Europa Publications Ltd.