1941 - 1991
Eritria was administered by the British between 1941-52. In 1952, United Nations established Eritrea’s
association with Ethiopia as a federation with a representative
Assembly of 68 members, equally divided between Christians and Muslims
of Eritrea. In 1962, Haile Selassie, the emperor of Ethiopia
abolished the Eritrean Assembly, annexed it into Ethiopia and sparking the Eritrean fight for independence by Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) and Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) .
In 1991, multi-ethnic Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) set up
the Provisional Government of Eritrea (PGE) after the fall of Ethiopean
government. In 1993, Eritreans voted overwhelmingly for independence
from Ethiopia and was declared as an Independent country.
Ethiopian coins circulated in Eritria during the federation between 1952-80
See coins of Ethiopia 1941-74
RK. December, 16, 2006.