1 Santeem - Haile Selassie I

1 Santeem - Haile Selassie I - obverse1 Santeem - Haile Selassie I - reverse

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Features

Issuer Ethiopian Empire (Ethiopia)
Emperor Haile Selassie I (1930-1936, 1941-1974)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1936 (1944-1973)
Calendar Ethiopian
Value 1 Santeem (አንድ፡ሳንቲም) (0.01)
Currency Birr / Ethiopian Dollar (1945-1976)
Composition Brass (95% Copper, 5% Zinc)
Weight 2.892 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.88 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized September 1976
Number
N#
2974
References KM# 32,
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# 28
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Haile Selassie Bust
Year 1936 of the Ethiopian calendar in Ge'ez script (1944)

Script: Ge'ez

Lettering: ፲፱፻፴፮

Translation: 10 9 100 30 6 (meaning (10+9)*100+30+6 = 1936)

Reverse

Crowned lion of Judah holding a cross

Script: Ge'ez

Lettering: አንድ:ሳንቲም

Translation: One santeem (ānidi sanitīmi)

Edge

Plain

Mints

Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham (Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham Limited), United Kingdom (1850-2003)
Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)
United States Mint of Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

Despite being listed in the Standard Catalog of World Coins as Copper, official US Mint and Royal Mint records state that these coins were minted in Copper and Zinc (Brass).

Of the Philadelphia Mint issue, 3,000,000 were minted in 1944 and 12,000,000 were minted in 1945.

Of the Heaton's Mint issue, 5,000,000 were minted in 1967.

Of the British Royal Mint issue, 5,000,000 were minted in 1973.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1936 (1944-1973)  25 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 $ 1.10 $ 1.30 $ 1.30 ፲፱፻፴፮

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