About #56/#63 - 1000 lire type 1930-1943
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1930-1943 Issues. Work by Giovanni Capranesi. Dimensions: 222 x 125 mm. Watermark: on the left, head of Italia and on the right, head of Christopher Columbus. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia di Roma (from 1930 to 1941) and Officina della Banca d'Italia L'Aquila (from 1942 to 1943). No security thread. Material: paper. Polychrome front and back printing, predominantly brown, purple and red. Description of the front: ornamental frame of oval composition with the number "1000" in the center. Above, a seal in red with the head in profile of Italy. On the sides, the two watermarks framed by leaves. In the center at the bottom, two elongated allegories, each holding a stick, are supported on the coats of arms of Venice and Genoa. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Three combinations of signatures with The Governor and The Cashier. Description of the back: security frame and background made up of patterns and vegetation with the value "1000" in the corners. In the center at the top, a red "FASCIO" seal. Below, a statue of the Koch Palazzo at Banca d'Italia in Rome representing three male allegories which symbolize Industry, Agriculture and Commerce. No specimen known for Type.