Ethiopia 5 Santeem

Ethiopia 5 Santeem

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Description

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.

Two years later, after the different monetary changes as a result of the various occupations that the country suffered, coins in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 santim 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. The last series consists of 5, 10, 25 and 50 santim and 1 birr issued between 1996 and 2008.

The 5 Ethiopian santeem coin front design feature a stylized lion illustration: the National Animal of the country and the issue date. The reverse coin design illustrates an Ethiopian hunter and the denomination. This coin is part of 1969 – 2004, its rim is plain, and its color is gold.

Text: Ethiopia, 2000, 5, Five Santeem.

Additional information

Series

Current Ethiopian birr coin

Country

Ethiopia

Tender Types

Coins

Product Currencies

Ethiopian Birr

Country coin denominations

0.01, 0.05, 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1

Colour

Gold

Composition material

Brass Plated Steel

Diameter

20 mm

Thickness

1.29 mm

Shape

Round

Orientation

Medal alignment ↑↑

Weight

2.961 g

Animal

Lion (Panthera leo)

Years

1969, 2004

Object

Animal, Hunter, Men

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