EE1921 (1928) AV Mule Presentation Werk. NGC UNC Details, Edge Damage. Bust facing slightly left; 1917 to right / Lion of Judah surrounded by, "Crown Prince King Tafari of the Ethiopian Kingdom, " around "with full authority as Ras, Maskaram 27th day EE1921" in Amharic. Struck with an obverse die made for a pattern silver 1/8 birr and the reverse die of a Menelik 1/32 birr. Gill notes:The above coin varies widely in weight, the specimens observed ranging between 4.18 and 8.35 grams. The differences are due to the thickness of the planchets used. All of the pieces appear to be crude, struck from a rusty die, which leaves the coins with numerous small, raised pimples or blotches. When Ras Tafari (as Haile Selassie I) traveled around the globe he frequently gave these gold pieces to dignitaries and friends as gifts or tokens of remembrance. It is likely that they were struck later than the indicated date, probably after his elevation to Emperor in 1930. This piece appears to be struck on a crude planchet with the rim filing as issued. To verify the authenticity of PCGS and NGC certified coins in this listing, enter each certification number on the respective NGC or PCGS cert verification webpages: 4842611012. The item "ETHIOPIA Haile Selassie EE1921 (1928) AV Mule Presentation Werk. NGC UNC Details" is in sale since Sunday, September 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Africa\Ethiopia". The seller is "atlasnumismatics" and is located in Brooklyn, NY. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Certification: NGC
- Certification Number: 4842611012
- Grade: UNC Details, Edge Damage
- Year: 1928
- Composition: AV