1 Birr

1 Birr -  obverse1 Birr -  reverse

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Country Ethiopia
Period People's Republic (1974-1991)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1969 (1977)
Calendar Ethiopian
Value 1 Birr
1 ETB = 0.026 USD
Currency Birr (1944-date)
Composition Paper
Size 135 × 60 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 30
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.


Black and dark green on light brown and green underprint. Young man at centre right, longhorns at right. Map at left, lion's head in underprint at left centre.

National Bank of Ethiopia


Black on multicolor underprint. White-throated bee-eaters and Tisisat waterfalls of Blue Nile. Arms (Type A) at right.


Signature varieties:
1 - Teferra Deguefe, 1974-76 CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
2 - Tadesse G. Kidan, 1978-87 ADMINISTRATOR

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1969 (1977)  73% P-30a - Signature 1 - Teferra Deguefe
1969 (1977)  39% P-30b - Signature 2 - Tadesse G. Kidan

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