50,000 Lire Leonardo

Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1967-1974
Value 50,000 Lire (50000 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 167 × 82 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 03-31-1979
References P# 99
  • 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

Leonardo da Vinci at right.

Lettering:
BANCA D'ITALIA
LIRE
CINQVANTAMILA
PAGABILI A VISTA AL PORTATORE
50000
50000
IL GOVERNATORE (signature)
IL CASSIERE (signature)
LEONARDO
BAIARDI INC.
OFFICINA DELLA BANCA D'ITALIA

Reverse

View of the town of Vinci.

Lettering:
BANCA D'ITALIA
50000
LA LEGGE PUNISCE I FABBRICATORI
E GLI SPACCIATORI DI BIGLIETTI FALSI
T. CIONINI
LIRE CINQVANTAMILA

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.

See also

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1967  Signature Carli/Febbraio 3.7.1967
1970  Signature Carli/Lombardo 19.7.1970
1972  Signature Carli/Barbarito 16.5.1972
1974  Signature Carli/Barbarito 4.2.1974

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