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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 letter i greek greece japanese japan kana cyrilic english britain three man overalls hammer woman dress wrench houses house factories factory twenty flanks flank 2 ten ones syombol symbles symbal simbol symbels symobols simble leters lettering lettered greeks greco japanise japenes japenese japanize japanesse japanes cyrillic cyrilc britaain uk brit brittan brittrex brittain england britian britt britan british britsh britanniarun brilt brittish boy male mann boys mans empress lsdy femal women lady female feminine womans girls females womens ladys princess girl ladies cabin hut flanked flanking oxen yoke antelope stag buck caribou springbok deer sprinkbok people two mallet elk tiger person peuple peoples peple persons mallot hammers mallets hammered sledgehammer lions cougar tigers

  

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