Italy, Umberto I, 20 Lire, 1879-1897

Brilliant Uncirculated, KM 21, 6.4516 g., .900 GOLD, .1867 oz AGW

This beauty has a nice golden luster, extremely fine devices, great addition to any gold coins collection.

From the fall of Rome until modern times, 'Italy' was little more than a geographical expression. Although nominally included in the Empire of Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire, it was in reality divided into a number of independent states and kingdoms. The 19th century unification movement fostered by Mazzini, Garibaldi and Cavour attained fruition in 1870 with creation of the Kingdom of Italy and the installation of Vittorio Emmanuel, king of Sardinia, as a king of Italy. Vittoria Emanuele was followed by Umberto I,1878-1900 and Vittorio Emanuele III, 1900-1946.


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