100,000 Lire Caravaggio

Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1983-
Value 100,000 Lire (100000 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 156 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References P# 110
  • 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

Caravaggio's painting "Buona ventura" at center.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio at right.

Lettering:
100000 LIRE CENTOMILA
PAGABILI A VISTA AL PORTATORE
IL GOVERNATORE (signature)
IL CASSIERE (signature)
DECRETO MINISTERIALE 1 SETTEMBRE 1983
CAPPONI INC.
CARAVAGGIO
SAVINI INV.-CIONINI INC.
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

Caravaggio's painting "Canestra di frutta" at left.

Lettering:
100000
LA LEGGE PUNISCE
I FABBRICATORI E GLI SPACCIATORI
DI BIGLIETTI FALSI
G.CAPPONI INC.
OFFICINA DELLA BANCA D'ITALIA

Comments

The year of emission can be understood by the second letter of the serial number: A is 1983, B is 1985, C is 1986, D is 1990, E is 1992 and F is 1993.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1983)  59% P#110a; Signatures: Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Stevani
ND (1985)  1.9% (fr) lettre B
ND (1986)  4% (fr) lettre C
ND (1990)  43% P#110b; Signatures: Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Speziali
ND (1992)  6% (fr) lettre E
ND (1993)  1.9% (fr) lettre F

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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