1 Birr

1 Birr -  obverse1 Birr -  reverse

© Dario Silva Collection

Features

Issuer Ethiopia
Period Federal Republic (1991-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2008 (2010-2016)
Calendar Ethiopian
Value 1 Birr
1.00 ETB = USD 0.021
Currency Birr (1944-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 6.82 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 16088
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 78,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 71
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Ge'ez

Lettering:
ኢትዮጵያ
፳፻፪

Reverse

Weighing scales

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

Script: Ge'ez

Lettering:
፩ ብር
1 Birr
አንድ ብር

Edge

6 reeded segments

Mint

Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, Canada

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 $ 0.72 $ 0.35 $ 1.16 $ 1.30 $ 1.28 $ 2.10 89% ፳፻፪
2008 (2016)  $ 0.93 $ 1.75 $ 1.61 $ 1.81 19% ፳፻፰

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