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My eyes are shot, I need a date

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fioti
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 Posted 08/07/2010  8:59 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I believe this is an Ethiopian 1/32 birr. Can someone confirm this, and give me a hand with the date? thanks







alot of coins have lions,but I like this guy for some reason



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 Posted 08/07/2010  10:02 pm  Show Profile Check alganbagerap's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I need a date too, but my wife would probably kill me; and my eyes are also shot.
However this looks good to be 1/32 birr, which makes it EE1889.
KM# 11. Mintage 3,353,000. Size & weight unavailable.
F 4.00 VF 10.00 XF 20.00 UNC 60.00
As the denomination below the lion is legible, I'm assuming this was thesecond issue.
Krause says that these were:"Struck at the Addis Ababa Mint in 1922, 1931 and
1933 from newly prepared dies having corrected denominations
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 Posted 08/07/2010  10:07 pm  Show Profile Check COINAHOLIC's eBay Listings Check COINAHOLIC's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add COINAHOLIC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will give the date a shot...looks like 10 / 8 / 100 / 80 / 2

so...10+8= 18x100=1800 80+2= 82 so 1882+8=1890/1

and I thought Arabic coins were hard.
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 Posted 08/08/2010  12:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Namachieli to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My wife and I are going on a date to a coin show tomorrow. :)
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 Posted 08/08/2010  11:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd have to second alganbagerap.
1. There were no coins issued with the date EE 1882.
2. The last symbol may look like "2" only because of the line on the top. But that would make the symbol bigger than its "fellows" and it requires another line on top. I believe it's upside down "A" (though looks more like "h") which makes it a 9.
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 Posted 08/09/2010  4:00 pm  Show Profile Check COINAHOLIC's eBay Listings Check COINAHOLIC's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add COINAHOLIC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe it is a 9, it was hard to tell by the size of the picture.
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