About #76 - 500 lire type 1944
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1943-1947 Issues. Dimensions: 133 x 60 mm. Watermark: 100 pattern. Printer: Officina Staderini di Roma per conto dell'Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato and Istituto Italiano Arti Grafiche di Bergamo per conto dell'Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato. No security thread. Material: paper. Polychrome front and back printing, predominantly purple, brown and red. Description of the front: frame composed of repeating graphic patterns with the number "500" oblique in the corners. Below, a seal in red with the head in profile of Italia. On the left in an oval medallion, the profile of Italia Turrita, the female allegorical figure personifying Italy. On the right, another oval medallion with the value in numbers and letters. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Two signatures with The Commissioner Nicolò Introna and The Cashier Urbini. Description of the back: frame and security background composed of guilloche patterns with the words "Banca d'Italia", the value "500" and the text of the law in the center. On the sides, the Bank of Italy “BI” monogram. No specimen known for Type. Replacement note with the W series.