Ethiopian Birr

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Ethiopia’s currency is the Ethiopian Birr, with currency code ETB. The Birr was first introduced in 1893, replacing the Maria Theresa Thaler as the official currency of the country in the Horn of Africa.

During the Italian occupation of Ethiopia, in the 1930s and 1940s, the Italian lira was introduced alongside the Birr. However, the Birr was reinstated as the sole legal tender after Ethiopia regained its independence in 1945.

Ethiopian banknotes are a captivating feature of the country’s monetary system. Every note is a unique work of art, reflecting Ethiopia’s deep cultural heritage and historical richness.

It’s not easy to exchange Ethiopian Birr outside of Ethiopia. However at Leftover Currency we are able to exchange your current Ethiopian Birr banknotes.