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Italy Eritrea 1 Tallero (5 Lire)  1891 to 1896
Italy Eritrea 1 Tallero (5 Lire) 1891 to 1896

Eritrea was an Italian colony north of Ethiopia and east of Sudan in Africa with a long coastline on the Red Sea. King Umberto I of Italy reigned from 1889 to 1900 and supervised the minting of this nice 5 lire coin, with one tallero equal to 5 lire. This is an intriguing coin since only a few pre-1900 coins were minted in Eritrea.

Below are some typical catalog values for these coins. Use our Important Terminology page to adjust these values to actual buy and sell values, which are usually lower.

worn: $100
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $800
fully uncirculated: $1400

Coin: 11311 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Sanju, Thu, 17-May-2012 21:12:46 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 00:07:17 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 19-Apr-2015 01:09:31 GMT
Requester description: 1891 Picture of king with crown UMBERTO RE DITALIA with bird, cross, crown on back L 5 TALLERO COLONIA ERITREA
Tags: italy eritrea 1 tallero 5 lire italiana italians italian ditalia italiane italia itali lira lyre king crown umberto bird cross colonia colones crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera colonnes swords sword mustache sworeds swordlike broadsword saber eagle hawk falcon eaglets egals egal eagles eagel

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