Ethiopia

Ethiopia investigating printing its birr notes in Sudan

According to a Daily Ethiopia article dated 31 July 2013, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) is considering having its birr banknotes printed by the Sudan Currency Printing Press (SCPP), a private enterprise established in 1994 which prints all Sudanese currencies for the Central Bank of Sudan. Currently the NBE utilizes unnamed European companies to print its birr notes.

Ethiopia new date (2004/2012) 50-birr note confirmed

50 birr, 2004/2012. Like NBE B33, but new date.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Ethiopia new date (2012) 100-birr note confirmed

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100 birr (US$5.70), 2004/2012. Like NBE B34 (P52), but new date.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana, Richard Miranda, and Zagreb Online Paper Money Shop.

Abyssinia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Abyssinia

The Abyssinia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$0.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 4-page catalog covers every note (31 types and varieties, including 11 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Bank of Abyssinia from 1915 to 1929.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Ethiopia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Ethiopia

The Ethiopia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 18-page catalog covers every note (144 types and varieties, including 30 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Bank of Ethiopia from 1932 to 1933, the State Bank of Ethiopia from 1945 to 1961, and the National Bank of Ethiopia from 1966 until present day.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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If you collect the entire world or a large number of countries, buying a $99 annual subscription is the best deal because it's less expensive than buying chapters individually, and it entitles you to every chapter currently available as well as everything published—or revised (click here to see the Change Log)—during the next 12 months.

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Ethiopia new date (2000/2008) 5-birr note confirmed


5 birr (US$0.30), 2000/2008. Like P47, but new date.

Courtesy of Michael Reissner.

Ethiopia accepted bids to print more banknotes

According to an article on allAfrica.com dated 14 September 2011, De La Rue, Francois-Charles Oberthur, and Giesecke & Devrient have submitted bids to the National Bank of Ethiopia for printing 46 billion birr worth of 100-birr notes and 6 billion birr worth of 50-birr notes. The winning bidder is expected to deliver the new notes within four months. No word on if the notes will be new designs.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.

Ethiopia considers issuing 200-birr notes

According to an article on Ezega dated 20 August 2011, the National Bank of Ethiopia is considering introducing a 200-birr (US$11.70) banknote to keep up with the needs of an economy experiencing high inflation. Currently the highest denomination in Ethiopia is the 100-birr note (Pick 52).

Ethiopia new date (2008) 1-birr note confirmed


1 birr (US$0.05), 2000/2008. Like Pick 46, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Banknotes LT.

Ethiopia new date (2008) 10-birr note confirmed


10 birr (US$0.75), 2000/2008. Like Pick 48, but new date.

Courtesy of Nazir Rahemtulla.

Ethiopia scans needed for catalog

I am working on a new catalog of world notes and I need all the help I can get. If you have any of the notes listed below, please email 300-dpi, 100% actual size, 24-bit color scans of the front and back of these notes, saved as uncompressed JPEG, BMP, or TIFF. Please download and follow these detailed scanning instructions.

I am looking for 300-dpi images of the following banknotes of Ethiopia:

Pick 1
Pick 2
Pick 3
Pick 4
Pick 5
Pick 7, 9, 10, and 11 dated other than 01.05.1932
Pick 13c
Pick 15c
Pick 16a/b/c
Pick 17a/b

As a contributor, you will receive the satisfaction of taking part in creating something of excellence, your note will be immortalized as the plate note for the catalog, plus your name will appear in the Acknowledgements along with your email address or URL, if you wish.

Thanks in advance for everyone's cooperation!

Ethiopia new date (2008) 50- and 100-birr notes confirmed

The following 50- and 100-birr notes are identical to Pick 51 and 52, respectively, except for the new date of 2008. According to the National Bank of Ethiopia, the other denominations were not and will not be issued with this date.

Please note that the AK prefix on the 50-birr note (US$4.40) represents an overlap in serial prefixes with the 2006 date, which is available in AK and in AL. Normally prefixes in Ethiopian notes continue the progression (the only other example of this that I know of is 100-birr Pick 34 where the serial prefixes for varieties a and b overlap).

For the current designs, replacement notes (AZ) have been confirmed for 100-birr notes (US$8.80) dated 2000 and 2004. If anyone has information regarding other replacements, please send an email with scans to confirm.





Courtesy of Chris Hall.