5000 Lire Colombo - 1st type

Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1964-1970
Value 5000 Lire (5000 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 143 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 07-31-1977
References P# 98
  • 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

Cristoforo Colombo at right.

Lettering:
BANCA D'ITALIA
LIRE
CINQVEMILA
PAGABILI A VISTA AL PORTATORE
IL GOVERNATORE (signature)
IL CASSIERE (signature)
5000
C.COLOMBO
BAIARDI INC.
OFFICINA DELLA BANCA D'ITALIA
F. MASINO BESSI INV.

Reverse

Ship (Santa Maria) at left center.

Lettering:
BANCA D'ITALIA
5000
LA LEGGE
PUNISCE I FABBRICATORI
E GLI SPACCIATORI DI
BIGLIETTI FALSI
T.CIONINI

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.

Comments

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

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1964  38% Signature Carli/Ripa 3.9.1964
1968  0% Signature Carli/Pacini 4.1.1968 (green paper)
1968  25% Signature Carli/Pacini 4.1.1968 (white paper)
1970  44% Signature Carli/Lombardo 20.1.1970

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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