20000 Lire

Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1974-1975
Value 20000 Lire (20000 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 161 × 78 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 07-01-1985
References P# 104
  • 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

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) at center.

Lettering:
BANCA D'ITALIA 20000
LIRE
VENTIMILA
PAGABILI A VISTA AL PORTATORE
IL GOVERNATORE (signature)
IL CASSIERE (signature)
TIZIANO
T.CIONINI INC.
OFFICINA DELLA BANCA D'ITALIA

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

Titian's painting "Amor Sacro e Amor Profano" at left center.

Lettering:
BANCA D'ITALIA
LA LEGGE PUNISCE I FABBRICATORI E GLI SPACCIATORI DI BIGLIETTI FALSI
M. ARMENTI INC.
LIRE VENTIMILA 20000

Comments

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

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1974-Dec-20  0%
1975  100,000,000 100% Signature Carli and Barbarito 21.2.1975

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