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1 Santeem FAO

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

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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 (amh. Ethiopia)
፲፱፻፷፱ (amh. 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 (amh. 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
1969 (1977)  35,034,000 0.55 0.57 0.97 0.99 ፲፱፻፷፱ KM#43.1 (Small lion head right, uniform chin whiskers)
1969 (1977)  0.66 1.52 ፲፱፻፷፱ KM#43.2 (Large lion head right, two long chin whiskers at left nearly touch date)
1969 (1977) FM ፲፱፻፷፱ KM#43.3 (Large lion head right)
1969 (1977) FM 12,000 ፲፱፻፷፱ KM#43.3 (Large lion head right) Proof
1996 (2004)  0.81 ፲፱፻፺፮ KM#43.3 (Large lion head)
1997 (2005)  ፲፱፻፺፯ KM#43.3 (Large lion head right)

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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