Junk Silver Coins from Ethiopia 

Ethiopia flagSilver coin values below are based on live silver prices. Silver coins were in regular circulation in Ethiopia. The values below represent the intrinsic value of silver coins from Ethiopia. Silver coins from Ethiopia that are in uncirculated condition, or that may be rare and collectible may also have numismatic value. You can use this table as a guide when buying and selling circulated or junk silver coins from Ethiopia. The melt values are calculated and displayed in USD based on the current silver spot price of $22.51 per troy ounce.

Denomination / Currency Years Minted Fineness Gross Weight (g) ASW (g) ASW (oz t) Melt Value
1 Ghersh 1897- 1903 .835 1.4 1.17 .0376 $0.85
1/4 Birr 1895- 1903 .835 7.02 5.86 .1885 $4.24
1 Birr 1900- 1903 .835 28.08 23.45 .7538 $16.97
50 Santeem 1944 .800 7.03 5.62 .1808 $4.07

Ethiopia Silver Coinage

Several different silver coins were in circulation during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

The 1 Gersh coin was minted from 1897 to 1903. It was minted in .835 fineness with an approximate silver weight of 1.17 grams. 

The 1/4 Birr was minted from 1895 to 1903. It too was minted in .835 fineness with an approximate silver weight of 5.86 grams. 

The 1 Birr was minted from 1900 to 1903 in .835 fineness. Each 1 Birr coin contained 23.45 grams of silver. 

In 1944, the 50 Santeem coin was minted. The silver purity was 80%. Eac 50 Santeem coin contains 5.62 grams of silver. 

Use this guide to determine the melt value of Ethiopia silver coins.
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