¼ Birr - Menelik II

Features

Issuer Ethiopia
Emperor Menelik II (1889-1913)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1887-1895 (1895-1903)
Calendar Ethiopian
Value ¼ Birr (0.25)
Currency Birr (1894-1931)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 7.0188 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 11935
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 3,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 4
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Emperor Menelik II Bust Facing Right

Engraver: Jean Lagrange

Reverse

Lion of Judah: Crowned lion carrying a cross

Engraver: Jean Lagrange

Mint

A Paris, France (864-date)
Mintmark of Paris

Marks

fasces Jean Lagrange, General coin engraver, Paris Mint (1880-1896)
torch Henri-Auguste-Jules Patey, General coin engraver, Paris Mint (1896-1930)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1887 (1895) A fasces 15 000 14% ፲፰፻፹፯
1887 (1895) A fasces 1.1% ፲፰፻፹፯ Proof
1888 (1896) A fasces 200 1.7% ፲፰፻፹፰
1889 (1897) A torch 400 000 $ 5.50 35% ፲፰፻፹፱
1895 (1903) A torch 821 000 $ 10 $ 14 59% ፲፰፻፺፭

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Birr - Menelik IIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Birr - Menelik IIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Birr - Menelik IIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Birr - Menelik II
Heritage Auctions
2020 January 21 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Signature Online Auction 3082
Lot 33675
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2020 1887 (1895) A – ፲፰፻፹፯ UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 900.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Birr - Menelik IIPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Birr - Menelik II
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232229
Lot 63399
Internet Archive
Jul 14, 2022 1889 (1897) A – ፲፰፻፹፱ AU
(NGC AU55)
USD 111.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Birr - Menelik II
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 3318
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 1889 (1897) A – ፲፰፻፹፱ XF USD 88.97
(EUR 82.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Birr - Menelik II
Katz
Auction 57
Lot 600
Internet Archive
Mar 19, 2022 Undetermined XF USD 33.64
(EUR 31.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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