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50 Santeem magnetic

50 Santeem (magnetic) -  obverse50 Santeem (magnetic) -  reverse

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Features

Country Ethiopia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1969-2008 (1977-2016)
Calendar Ethiopian
Value 50 Santeem
0.50 ETB = 0.014 USD
Currency Birr (1944-date)
Composition Copper-nickel plated steel
Weight 5.40 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 47.2,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 54a
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Roaring Ethiopian lion's head facing right, with date below

Lettering:
ኢትዮጵያ
፪ሺህ
፳፻፬

Translation:
Ethiopia
2000

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

Solidarity: Five people left to right
(Soldier with Flag, Soldier with Gun, Factory Worker with Hammer,
Farmer with a Plough, Lady Worker with a Sickle)

Lettering:
50
አምሳ፡ሳንቲም

Translation:
50
Fifty 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

Reeded

Comments

This coin is magnetic.  Otherwise, see KM #47.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1969 (1977)  1.03 13% ፲፱፻፷፱ - Small lion head; Mint of German Democratic Republic, Berlin; Schön# 54.3 (If not magnetic, see KM47)
1996 (2004)  1.12 1.51 17% ፲፱፻፺፮ - large lion head
1997 (2005)  0.44 11% ፲፱፻፺፯ - large lion head
2000 (2008)  0.50 0.69 0.69 1.13 59% ፪ሺህ - large lion head
2004 (2012)  0.84 1.33 17% ፳፻፬
2008 (2016)  1.59 5% ፳፻፰

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