Ethiopia 100 Birr (2020)

Ethiopia 100 Birr (2020)


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The birr is the official currency in Ethiopia since 1931, when Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, made the formal request to use the name Ethiopia instead of Abyssinia. A few years later, after the Italian occupation, the Italian lira was introduced, and the Ethiopian banknotes were out of circulation. In 1941, during the East African Bell of the British Empire, Indian, Egyptian, British and British East African currency were introduced, and all accepted as official means of payment. The Italian lira was allowed only up to 50 lire, but finally, the East African shilling ended up being designated as the only official currency in 1942.

Three years later, after the different monetary changes as a result of the various occupations that the country suffered, notes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 birr were issued by the State Bank of Ethiopia, which was replaced by the National Bank of Ethiopia in 1964. Then, in 1976, the birr was designated as the official name of the currency in Ethiopia. A new series of banknotes was announced in 2020, with 10, 50, 100, and 200 birr denominations.

The 100 Ethiopian birr note front design features the Fasil Ghebbi, a fortress founded in the 17th century and was the home of Ethiopian emperors, a lion’s head, which is the National Animal of the country and a sketch of the national map. The text and numbers are present in Amharic and English. The reverse note side illustrates the Sof Omar Cave, the longest cave in Ethiopia and one of the longest in Africam, the City Gate in Harar and the denomination. This note is part of the 2020 series, and its color is dark blue, blue and multicolor underprint.

Text: National Bank of Ethiopia, Payable of the bearer on demand, Governor, 2012, 2020, One Hundred Birr, 100.

Additional information


current Ethiopian birr banknotes

Tender Types


Product Currencies

Ethiopian Birr

Country banknote denominations

10, 50, 100, 200


Dark blue, Blue, Multicolor underprint

Composition material



Fasil Ghebbi, Sof Omar caves


Lion (Panthera leo)


Amhara Region, Bale Providence, Gondar, Harar




Animal, Building, Castle, Map, Tower, Water

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