Italian 20 Lire
Umberto I served as the Duke of Savoy before being crowned King of Italy in 1878 and ruled until his assassination in 1900. It is his image that first appeared on 20 Lire coins in 1879. Exactly the same size and weight as the extremely popular French 20 franc Angels but much scarcer in the market, Itallian 20 Lire coins are an excellent value today. These classic European gold coins were minted pre-1900 yet they're trading for relatively small premiums over their gold melt value.