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Ethiopia 1 Cent, 5, 10, 25, and 50 Cents  1977
Ethiopia 1 Cent, 5, 10, 25, and 50 Cents 1977

According to CoinFactsWiki.com, Ethiopia underwent a revolution in 1974, with a military council (the Derg) deposing King Haile Selassie. The country underwent years of insurrection and famine until the collapse of the Mengistu regime in 1991. Despite radical changes in government structure, Ethiopia continued with two currency denominations: cents and birr.

The obverse (heads side) of Ethiopian cent denomination coins features a roaring lion with the Ethiopian Era date below in Ethiopic numerals (see Ethiopian Calendar). The reverse sides change with denomination. Our main picture shows a 25 cent coin which features a man and woman celebrating the victory of socialism in Ethiopia. Other themes include oxen (1 cent), soldier (5 cents), antelope (10 cents), and a multi-person victory party (50 cents).

As to value, these coins are all made of non-precious metal and carry low value. Fully uncirculated specimens with good eye appeal attract collector interest (hey, that is a neat lion!) and collectors will pay a few US dollars each to add these coins to their collections.

Coin: 12226 , Genre: Core African
Requested by: Dwayne, Wed, 22-Aug-2012 14:50:35 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 04-May-2013 00:29:49 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 01-Dec-2014 00:57:53 GMT
Requester description: One one side is a roaring lion's head. Above the lion's head are five symbols or letters that I do not recognize. They are neither Greek Letters, Japanese Kana, Cyrilic and certainly not anything resembling the English letters. Below the lion's head are three symbols, also unrecognizable. On the other side is a man in overalls carrying a hammer and a woman in a dress carrying a wrench. Behind the man and woman are houses and factories. The twenty five flanks the man and woman, with the 2 on the left and 5 on the right. Underneath all of this are more of the same symbols, about ten symbols.
Tags: ethiopia 1 cent 5 10 25 50 cents peny pennys pennies penny one lion head five symbols symbol letters monogram greek greece japanese japan kana cyrilic english britain three man overalls hammer woman dress wrench houses building factories factory twenty flanks flank 2 ten ones symbles symbal simbol symbels simble script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials greeks greco japanise japenese japanize japanes cyrillic uk brit brittan brittain england britian britt britan british brittish male mens mans femal women lady female feminine fem womans females womens ladys princess ladies house battlements structure casa workhouse architectural buildin courthouse barn dwelling cabin buildings hut architecture flanked flanking oxen cow yoke antelope bulls cattle holstein bull brhama cows ox heifer oxon stag antler antlers buck moose elk caribou springbok deer people two mallet tiger person peoples peple persons mallot hammers mallets sledge hammered sledgehammer lions cougar tigers

  

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