About #73 - 1,000 lire type 1943
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1943-1947 Issues. Banknote identical to Pick # 56 but with the "BI" seal on the back. 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 L'Aquila. 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 Italia. 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. Two signatures with Governor Vincenzo Azzolini and Le Caissier Urbini. Description of the back: security frame and background made up of patterns and vegetation with the value "1000" in the corners. In the top center, a seal containing the Bank of Italy "BI" monogram. Below, a statue of the Palazzo Koch at Banca d'Italia in Rome representing three male allegories which symbolize Industry, Agriculture and Commerce. No specimen known for the Type.