About #62 - 1,000 lire Type 1942-1943
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1926-1943 Issues. Banknote identical to Pick # 46 but with the "FASCIO" seal in the center on the back. Work by Rinaldo Barbetti and engraving by E. Ballarini. Dimensions: 240 x 148 mm. Watermark: profile head. Printers: Officina Carte-Valori I.P.S. No security thread. Material: paper. Polychrome front and back printing, predominantly brown, ocher and red. Description of the front: ocher safety background composed of repeating patterns. Animated frame of sketches with cherubs, eagles and winged allegories. Crowned shield. Bottom center, a red seal with Italia's profile head. Texts in Italian. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Two signatures with The Governor Vincenzo Azzolini and The Cashier Urbini. Back description: red safety background composed of repeating patterns and a woman's head in profile in a medallion. Many allegories: a standing woman symbolizing Industry holds a trident and a wheel. In the center, a man symbolizing Credit is reclining with a sheep and an owl by his side. A seated woman symbolizing Agriculture is holding a sheaf of wheat. Many cherubs in various positions roam the entire frame. On the right in an oval medallion, the profile of Italia Turrita, the female allegorical figure personifying Italy. In the center at the bottom, a red "FASCIO" seal. No specimen known for Type.