About #66 - 50 lire Type 1943-1944
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1943-1947 Issues. Banknote identical to Pick # 57/58 but with the "BI" seal on the back. Work by Giovanni Pietrucci. Dimensions: 129 x 72 mm. Watermark: head of Julius Caesar and 50 lire. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia L'Aquila. No security thread. Material: paper. Polychrome front and back printing, predominantly yellow, green and red. Description of the front: yellow security background composed of patterns and the number "50" in repetition. Frame composed of repeating graphic patterns with four scallops and the value "50" in the corners. On the right side, a seal in red with the head of profile of Italia. On the left, a crown of fruit and plants frame the watermark. Texts in Italian. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Two signatures with The Governor Vincenzo Azzolini and The Cashier Urbini. Description of the back: yellow security background composed of patterns and the number "50" in repetition. In the center, the statue of the Capitolina she-wolf with Romulus and Rémus suckling his milk. On the left, a seal containing the Bank of Italy monogram "BI". The specimen is known unsigned, undated, unnumbered with two diagonal "ANNULATO" perforations.