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1966 GOLD ETHIOPIA $200 NGC PROOF 66 ULTRA CAMEO "REIGN OF HAILE SELASSIE " 2.32 OZ

1966 GOLD ETHIOPIA $200  NGC PROOF 66 ULTRA CAMEO "REIGN OF HAILE SELASSIE " 2.32 OZ
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Country of Origin: Ethiopia

 

EMPIRE OF ETHIOPIA (1137-1936 / 1941-1974)

REIGN OF HAILE SELASSIE I (1930-1974) - SOLOMONIC (SOLOMONID) DYNASTY

RARE EE 1958 // 1966  HONORING THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH AND 50th JUBILEE OF THE REIGN OF HAILE SALASSIE

200 DOLLAR COIN CERTIFIED BY NGC PROOF 66 ULTRA CAMEO

OBV: UNIFORMED 3/4 FACING PORTRAIT BUST OF HAILE SELASSIE.

 REV: DEPICTS THE IMPERIAL CREST OF THE CROWNED LION OF JUDAH CARRYING A STAFF WITH CROSS; DATE BELOW.

KM # 41

ACCORDING TO LEGEND, THE HOUSE OF SOLOMON WAS DESCENDED FROM MENELIK, THE SON OF KING SOLOMON OF ISRAEL AND THE QUEEN OF SHEBA.

THE DYNASTY CAME TO POWER IN 1270 AD, AND WITH THE AID OF A BRITISH MISSION, AND SUCCESFULLY UNITED ALL OF ETHIOPIA INTO ONE COUNTRY IN 1855.

HAILE SELASSIE (REIGNED 1930-1974), AN INTERNATIONALIST RULER THAT LED ETHIOPIA FROM EXILE IN WORLD WAR II, AND MADE HIS COUNTRY A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

ETHEOPIA'S LAST EMPEROR WAS DEPOSED IN 1974, FOLLOWING CIVIL ECONOMIC UNREST AND REVOLUTION, A MILITARY MUTINY, AND A COUP D'ETAT BY OPPORTUNIST SOVIET BACKED MILITARY OFFICERS. HAILE SALASSIE WAS DEPOSED AND CONFINED UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN THE GRAND PALACE IN ADDIS ABABA. THERE HE DIED UNDER MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, ON AUGUST 27, 1975.

CONTAINS 80 GRAMS OF .900 GOLD (2.3148 OZ AGW)

MASSIVE 54 MM IN DIAMETER

MINTAGE: 8,823

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