• 2 Cents 1847, KM# 2, Liberia
  • 2 Cents 1847, KM# 2, Liberia
Description

Liberia is a country on the West African coast. Liberia began as a settlement of the American Colonization Society (ACS), who believed black people would face better chances for freedom and prosperity in Africa than in the United States. The country declared its independence on July 26, 1847. The U.S. did not recognize Liberia's independence until February 5, 1862, during the American Civil War. Liberia was the first African republic to proclaim its independence and is Africa's first and oldest modern republic.

Engraver: William Joseph Taylor

Obverse

Libertine (left) with a star on a Phrygian cap, state name above (incuse on the rim), 3 five-pointed pointed inwards below.

REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA
W.J.T.

Reverse

Palm tree on the beach with a ship on the right within a circle, 2 stars, date and value around the border.

TWO CENTS
1847

Edge

2 Cents

2 stars
KM# 2
Characteristics
Material Copper
Weight -
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment -

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