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1 Santeem FAO

1 Santeem (FAO) -  obverse1 Santeem (FAO) -  reverse

© Gizmo Maguai

Features

Country Ethiopia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1969-1997 (1977-2005)
Calendar Ethiopian
Value 1 Santeem (Cent) (0.01 ETB)
Currency Birr (1944-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 0.6 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 43,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 50
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Roaring Ethiopian lion bust facing right (Small head, uniform whiskers). Date below

Lettering:
ኢትዮጵያ
፲፱፻፷፱

Translation:
Ethiopia
1977

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Reverse

Team of Oxen and Farmer

Lettering:
1
አንድ:ሳንቲም

Translation: One Santeem

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Plain

Comments

Several differences between small and large lion head:
not only head, but also lettering and designs
small head = same length whiskers = Royal mint GB
large head = two whiskers longer = Berlin mint Germany

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1969 (1977)  35,034,000 0.54 0.56 0.96 0.98 69% ፲፱፻፷፱ KM#43.1 (Small lion head right, uniform chin whiskers)
1969 (1977)  0.64 1.37 16% ፲፱፻፷፱ KM#43.2 (Large lion head right, two long chin whiskers at left nearly touch date)
1969 (1977) FM 6% ፲፱፻፷፱ KM#43.3 (Large lion head right)
1969 (1977) FM 12,000 4% ፲፱፻፷፱ KM#43.3 (Large lion head right) Proof
1996 (2004)  0.87 14% ፲፱፻፺፮ KM#43.3 (Large lion head)
1997 (2005)  7% ፲፱፻፺፯ KM#43.3 (Large lion head right)

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