Nice Italian 1943 Allied Military Currency 500 Lire Pick Number M22a Good Fine or Much Better Banknote
Description: A nice fine or much better banknote issued by the Allied Military at the end of World War II as military currency in Italy. The note, which is a 500 Lire denomination, is from the 1943A issue. The note is green in color on the front with dark blue colored print and red colored serial number. This particular note has the serial number printed twice as A09473462A. The back is light brown in color with some red from the serial numbers showing through. The back has the following words within two oval shapes one on each side; Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear. There is no signatures on the note and no watermark. The note measures ~6 1/8" by ~2 5/8". Please carefully review the scans provided as they are part and parcel of our description.
Size: The note measures ~6 1/8" by ~2 5/8".
Pick Number: P M22a.
Condition: I would grade this rather scarce note as a good fine or much better. The note is lightly soiled, has a few minor stains and a small split in the top left corner. The note has some light pencil graffiti right of center on the front. It has several vertical folds, some angled creases especially at the corners. The edges are intact but show signs of circulation and soiling. The note has three pinholes in the top left corner but no others. It has no tears and no other splits except for the one mentioned earlier. The back shows some red coloring permeating from the serial numbers on the front. Be that as it may, this is a fine example of this scarce note, which would make a good addition to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.