Italy 1972 - 50000 LIRE Leonardo da Vinci

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Italy 1972 - 50000 LIRE Leonardo da Vinci


-.Decree 16-05-1972

-.Signatures: Carli - Barbarito

-.Rare: R

-.Grade: XF

Obverse: On the right, a bust of Leonardo da Vinci, from a self-portrait in sanguine from the collection of the Palazzo Reale Museum in Turin. The watermark reproduces Leonardo's three-quarters portrait of Saint Anne facing the centre of the note.

Reverse: In the centre, a copperplate vignette reproducing a view of the town of Vinci, Leonardo's place of birth.

Drawing: Florenzo Masino Bessi.

Etching: Mario Baiardi.

Dimensions: 166 x 82 mm. (including white margins); coloured portion, 154 x 70 mm.

Paper: high-quality pinkish Havana, watermark.

Characteristics: Copperplate and indirect typography (dry offset).

Printer: Bank of Italy Printing Works.