100 Lire "Grande B " Testina and Banca d'Italia seals


Issuer Italy
King Vittorio Emanuele III (1900-1946)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1942-1944
Value 100 Lire (100 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 189 × 119 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 30 June 1950
Number N# 217501
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# 67
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.


On the left, large "B" supported by two cherubs among which there is a Savoy shield crowned with the collar of the SS. Annunziata; seated female figure, representing Knowledge; in the right allegorical genius of Justice with scales and sword.

Banca d'Italia
Cento Lire
Pagabili a vista al portatore

Bank of Italy
Hundred Lire
Payable to the bearer on sight


On the right, a female figure personifying Science, with a torch and a book of human knowledge, surrounded by putti; small eagle in the center and on the left putti pulling a net.

Lire Cento


In the oval, the head of Mercury, the number "100" at the top.

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  48 000 000 12% (fr) EN: 9-12-1942 Signatures:Azzolini and Urbini
1943  33 600 000 41% 08-10-1943 Signatures: Azzolini and Urbini
1943  24 000 000 24% 23-08-1943 Signatures: Azzolini and Urbini
1944  33 600 000 18% 11-11-1944 Signatures: Azzolini and Urbini
1944  10 000 000 0% 20-12-1944 Signatures: Introna and Urbini
1944  33 600 000 6% 23-08-1944 Signatures: Azzolini and Urbini

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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