Beautiful 100000 Lire Banknote 1980 Bank of Italy Issue Crisp Extremely Fine Pick Number 108b
Description: A beautiful crisp and extremely fine or better banknote from Italy, issued by the Bank of Italy. This is the 1980 One Hundred Thousand (100000) or Centomila Lire bank note. This colorful note depicts the bust of a woman to the left of the front in red-violet and black coloring on multicolor underprint. The front has a seal to the right of the woman's bust showing a winged lion facing left. The back of the note shows a modern depiction of a building and its arched doorways. It has the same color scheme as the front. The note has two signatures on the front and the serial number shown twice in black on the back. This particular note has the serial number JA 1040091 L. The note has a watermark showing the bust of a woman with flowing hair. This is a crisp extremely fine banknote that is beautiful and worthy of a spot in your collection. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1 July 1980.
Size: The banknotes measure ~6 1/8" by ~2 3/4".
Pick Number: P 108b.
Condition: I would grade the banknote as crisp extremely fine or better. The note retain most of its original stiffness and crispiness. The note has no appreciable soiling, no creases, no pinholes, and no graffiti. The note is intact with no tears or splits and its edges are intact. The corners are nicely squared with no rounding. The colors are vivid and the note retains most of its original sheen. The note has several light folds in the center and near the right edge of the front and also has a small stain on the back near the left edge within the date inscription. These are minor and do not distract from the beauty or quality of the note. Please see the scans for additional condition information.