Information about currency: Italian East African Lira

Italian East African Lira (1938 - 1941)
Currency NameItalian East African Lira
System1 Lira = 100 Centesimi
Description

The lira AOI was a special banknote circulating in Italian East Africa (Africa Orientale Italiana, or AOI) between 1938 and 1941.

In 1938, banknotes were issued for use in Italian East Africa in denominations of 50, 100, 500 and 1000 lire. The designs were the same as those used on Italian notes but the colours of the notes were different and they bore an overprint with the words "Serie Speciale Africa Orientale Italiana". The lira AOI was replaced by the East African shilling in 1941, when the United Kingdom gained control of Italy's colonies, at the rate of 1 shilling = 24 lire. The banknotes retired by the British government were later used by the British Army when it occupied Italy between 1943 and 1945, producing with the AM-lira a high inflation in the country.

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Italian East African Lira: Details
Issued ByItaly
From1938
To1941
Italian East African Lira: Users
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Flag of Eritrea, Italian Eritrea, Italian Italian East African Lira 1938 1941
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Italian East African Lira: Related Currencies
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Flag of Italy Italy Italian Lira 1861 2002