1061096 | ETHIOPIA. Haile Selassie I.
(Emperor, 1930-1974). (1972) ND Gilt AR Dollar. NGC PR63UCAM (Ultra Cameo).
Edge: Reeded. 39mm. Conjoined busts of Emperor Haille Selassie I, Queen Elizabeth II (wearing tiara), and the Duke of Edinburgh facing right, three curved lines below; legend in Amharic [Trans. Sign of Ethiopian and English Friendship] /
Stylized Lion of Judah facing right carrying a cross with banderole in its right paw; legend in Amharic [Trans. "Silver Wedding Anniversary 1947-1972/ Of The Royal Queen - 25th Year"// "Ethiopian 1 Dollar/ Of Marriage Celebration Rememberance", in exergue]. Gill-S26 Variant "20".
Struck by the Pobjoy Mint to commemorate the silver wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the friendship between the nations of Ethiopia and the United Kingdom. Unlisted in gilt silver and presumably extremely rare.
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Haile Selassie spent his exile years (1936–41) in Bath, England, in Fairfield House. On 18 January 1941, during the East African Campaign, Haile Selassie crossed the border between Sudan and Ethiopia near the village of Um Iddla. The standard of the Lion of Judah was raised again. Italy was defeated by a force of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth of Nations, Free France, Free Belgium, and Ethiopian patriots. On 5 May 1941, Haile Selassie entered Addis Ababa and personally addressed the Ethiopian people, five years to the day since his 1936 exile. [Wikipedia].