100 dinara Italian occupation of Montenegro-overprint: VERIFICATO


Issuer Yugoslavia
Type Standard banknote
Year 1941
Value 100 Dinara (100 YUS)
Currency Serbian dinar (1918-1941)
Composition Paper
Size 156 × 88 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 217686
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References P# R13
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.


"Serbia", Belgrade


Sailing boats, man, arms

Lettering: Narodna banka Jugoslavije


Handstamp "Verificato" of 100 Dinara P27.
Upon the Italian invasion in WWII, the Yugoslav Treasury was anxious to take to safety the whole stock of money in its possession. The men in charge took the Treasury away up to the Montenegro mountains, with the Italian army following closely on their heels. When they were finally surrounded by the Italians, they were forced to make a quick decision: They packed the whole stock in a grotto and lit it. But peasants of the neighborhood managed to save a huge amount of these notes and get away with it.
The Italian Military Administration after investigating the matter had a complete list of all serial numbers made of the notes burned in the grotto. Then they proclaimed all these serials null and void.
At the same time they ordered the local population to bring the remaining notes they had retained to the Italian Authorities for registration. Every note was twice stamped with a round stamp "VERIFICATO".

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ND (1941)  25% P13a - Watermark: Miloš Obrenović (Head with light moustache; only top of collar visible)
ND (1941)  78% P13b - Watermark: Alexander I (Head with dark moustache; full collar visible)

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