¼ Birr - Menelik II


Country Ethiopia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1887-1895 (1895-1903)
Calendar Ethiopian
Value 1/4 Birr (0.25)
Currency Birr (1894-1931)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 7.0188 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 3,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 4
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)


Emperor Menelik II Bust Facing Right

Engraver: Jean Lagrange


Lion of Judah: Crowned lion carrying a cross

Engraver: Jean Lagrange

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1887 (1895) A 15,000 16% Monnaie de Paris (fasces)
1887 (1895) A 0.9% Monnaie de Paris (fasces) Proof
1888 (1896) A 200 0.9% Monnaie de Paris (fasces)
1889 (1897) A 400,000 37% Monnaie de Paris (torch)
1895 (1903) A 821,000 6.82 5.57 53% Monnaie de Paris (torch)

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