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Ethiopia, 1977 Proof (5) Coin National Coinage of Ethiopia, Boxed with Certificate FDC

£38.00
IN 1977, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 34 YEARS, THE COINAGE OF ETHIOPIA WAS COMPLETLY REDESIGNED. EACH OF THE FIVE COINS IN THIS NEW COINAGE ISSUE BEARS A NEW DESIGN NEVER BEFORE USED ON ETHIOPIAN COINAGE.
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The fifty-cent-coin design symbolizes the unity of Ethiopia's progressive forces behind the national democratic program of the government.
The twenty-five-cent coin bears a tribute to the modern Ethiopian woman, emphasizing her contribution to production and the class struggle.
The ten-cent-coin portrays a very rare creature of nature - the Mountain Nyala - which can be found only in Ethiopia and dramatizes Ethiopia's determination to conserve its natural resources.
The five-cent coin depicts a member of the people's militia, symbolizing the determination of the broad masses of revolutionary Ethiopia to defend the revolution from domestic as well as foreign subversion and create a new progressive society.
The one-cent coin portrays a farmer ploughing his land. This symbolizes the importance of agriculture in the country's economy.
 
In addition, the obverse of each of these coins bears the traditional lion's head - symbolizing the strength, courage and spirit of the Ethiopian people - and date of issue. 71602

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