About #51/#61 - 500 lire Type 1926-1943
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1926-1943 Issues. Banknote identical to Pick # 45 but with the "FASCIO" seal on the back. Work by Giovanni Capranesi. Dimensions: 201 x 117 mm. Watermark: head of Leonardo da Vinci wearing cap. Printer: Officina Banca d'Italia di Roma and Officina della Banca d'Italia L'Aquila. No security thread. Material: paper. Full color front and back print, predominantly blue, green and red. Description of the front: security background in pink with the value “500” in large numbers. Frame composed of repeating floral patterns. The watermark on the left in a circle. On the right, a topless woman symbolizing Agriculture sits and holds in hand a sheaf of wheat and a sickle. Bottom center, a red seal with Italia's profile head. Texts in Italian. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Four combinations of signatures with The Governor and The Cashier. Description of the back: frame composed of repeating graphic patterns with four scallops and the value "500" in the corners. In the center, in a crown of leaves, three male allegories of Law, Finance and Economics. Bottom center, a "FASCIO" seal. On the sides, two circular medallions with on the left, the coat of arms of the Maison de Savoy and the watermark on the right. No specimen known for Type.