2000 Lire Galileo Galilei

Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1973-1983
Value 2000 Lire (2000 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 134 × 65 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 11-15-1993
References P# 103
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Galileo at center, Pisa Cathedral with the Leaning Tower at right.

Lettering:
BANCA D'ITALIA
IL GOVERNATORE (signature)
IL CASSIERE (signature)
LIRE
DUEMILA
2000
PAGABILI A VISTA AL PORTATORE
GALILEO
T.CIONINI INC
OFFICINA DELLA BANCA D'ITALIA
L.LAZZARINI INV.

Engraver: Trento Cionini

Trento Cionini, (April 23, 1919, Urbania - 30 November 2005, Rome) was an Italian engraver, the author of many Italian stamps and banknotes, among which, the 500 000 lire Raffaello banknote, which has the largest value ever issued by the Bank of Italy. He also designed notes for India, China, Korea, Indonesia and Yugoslavia.

Reverse

Signs of the Zodiac at left, Arcetri observatory at right.

Lettering:
BANCA D'ITALIA
LA LEGGE PUNISCE
I FABBRICATORI
E GLI SPACCIATORI
DI BIGLIETTI FALSI
LIRE 2000
CERICHELLI

Watermark

Head of the scientist Evangelista Torricelli

2000 Lire (Galileo Galilei) -  obverse

© AR

Comments

DECRETO MINISTERIALE (DECR.MIN.) date on the back of the banknote.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1973-Oct-8  2.31 2.02 9.10 42% P#103a Signature Carli and Barbarito
1976-Oct-22  1.34 2.43 25% P#103b Signature Baffi and Stevani
1983-Oct-24  1.93 5.47 49% P#103c Signature Ciampi and Stevani

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