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Italy 2000 Lire 1990

Item Code: IT-115

Obverse: Portrait of an Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi (1874 - 1937), best known for his development of a radiotelegraph system. A seal depicting winged lion of St. Mark, symbol of Venice above three shields of Genoa, Pisa and Amalfi (maritime republics). Reverse: Marconi's yacht "Elettra". Radio telegraph towers at "CC" Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station in S. Wellfleet, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The station was scrapped in 1920 after beach erosion threatened to collapse two of the towers. Marconi's early wireless transmission, broadcasting and recording apparatus. Watermark: Portrait of Guglielmo Marconi; electrotype logo of the Bank of Italy. Security features: Solid, embedded 0,75mm wide vertical security thread. Consecutively running black horizontal serial numbers on the front of the banknote. Security fibres (hairs) fluoresce while being exposed to ultraviolet light. Watermarked paper. Main colour: Brown. Artist: Drawing: Guglielmo Savini. Engraving: Giorgio Capponi. Signatures: Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (Governor - Il Governatore); Lascia Speziali (Cashier - Il Cassiere). Issuer: Banca d'Italia. Legislation: Ministerial Decree of 3 October 1990. Date of issue: 24 October 1990. Date of withdrawal: 1 January 2002. Legal tender: Until 29 February 2012. Total issue: 389.200.000. Material: Cotton paper. Printing method: Mostly offset. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia (Bank of Italy Printing Works).

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Dimensions: 119 x 61 mm

Texts: Banca d'Italia. Lire Duemila. Pagabili a vista al portatore. La legge punisce i fabbricatori e gli spacciatori di biglietti falsi. Two Thousand Italian Lire.

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