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Italy 5000 Lire 20.5.1971 (FA 339521 A) UNC

Italy 5000 Lire 20.5.1971 (FA 339521 A) UNC
Product Code:
150.00 ($ 163.50)

Denomination and date: 5000 Lire 20.5.1971

Front: Portrait of Christopher Columbus (1451–1506). Emblem seal depicting winged lion of St. Mark, symbol of Venice above three shields of Genoa, Pisa and Amalfi. Mythical seahorse. Partial map of the world.

Back: Sailing ships of flotilla of Christopher Columbus of his first voyage: "Santa Maria", "Pinta" and "Niña". Stylized anchor with two mythical fish embedded in it.

Watermark: Portrait of Giovanni Da Verrazzano.

Predominant colours: Slate blue and brown.

Drawing: Lazzaro Lazzarini (obverse).

Etching: Trento Cionini (reverse).

Signatures: Guido Carli (Governor – Il Governatore, August 1960 to July 1975); Lombardo (Cashier – Il Cassiere).

Issuing authority: Bank of Italy – Banca d'Italia.

Date of issue: 20 May 1971

Demonetized: 1 December 1982.

Withdrawn: 28 February 2002.

Exchanged until: 1 March 2012.

Legal tender: No.

Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia (Bank of Italy Printing Works)

Serial # FA 339521 A

Dimensions: 143 x 70 mm

Catalogue Number: P-102a (Albert Pick; Krause)

Grade/condition: Uncirculated (UNC) (new, unused, mint)

Texts: Banca d'Italia. Lire Cinquemila pagabili a vista al portatore. La legge punisce fabbricatori e gli spacciatori di biglietti falsi. Cristoforo Colombo.