1 Birr

1 Birr -  obverse1 Birr -  reverse

© Dario Silva Collection

Features

Country Ethiopia
Period Federal Republic (1991-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2008 (2010-2016)
Calendar Ethiopian
Value 1 Birr
1.00 ETB = 0.026 USD
Currency Birr (1944-date)
Composition Bimetallic
Weight 6.82 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 78,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 71
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Roaring Ethiopian (or Abyssinian lion) lion's head facing right
Binomial Name: Panthera leo roosevelti
lettering amh. for "Ethiopia", "2002"

Lettering:
ኢትዮጵያ
፳፻፪

Reverse

Weighing scales

lettering amh. for "1 Birr", "One Birr"

Lettering:
፩ ብር
1 Birr
አንድ ብር

Edge

6 reeded segments

Comments

First Birr: (1855-1894-1902) & (1903 -1931)
Second or decimalised Birr (1931-1936)
Italy occupied Ethiopia  (1936 to 1941) Italian Lira was in use
and British influence: from 1941 to 1945 British East Africa Shilling was in use in Ethopia
Birr (third birr)- 1944 - till date

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002 (2010)  416,000,000 0.74 0.92 1.20 1.29 1.56 2.30 90% ፳፻፪
2008 (2016)  0.96 2.09 2.69 1.08 17% ፳፻፰

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