Ethiopia EE1972 20 birr
This specimen was lot 32715 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $552. The catalog description noted, "People's Democratic Republic silver Proof Piefort 'Year of the Child' 20 Birr EE 1972 (1980) PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC, London mint." This commemorative was accompanied by a 400 birr in gold (KM 60). The specification given below is for the regular issue, not the piefort, which is traditionally double weight.
Recorded mintage: 16,000 plus 39 pieforts.
Specifications: 23.33 g, .925 fine silver, 38.61 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 54, KM-P1 (piefort).
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.
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- Tunisia 1982 5 dinars KM-313, Year of the Child
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- EE1972 400 birr, International Year of the Child
- Dominican Republic 1982 10 pesos, International Year of the Child
- EE2000 20 birr, "Lucy"
- Coins and currency dated 1980
- return to coins of Ethiopia