Italy, 2000 Lire 1990


ID Number: SR41-0102
Category: Paper Money
Description: Italy, 2000 Lire 1990
Country or State: Italy
Year: 03.10.1990
Last Date of Issue: 1992
Period: Republic (2 June 1946 - present)
Head of State/Ruler: Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Reign: 18. May 1999 – 15. May 2006
Currency: Lira
Face Value: 2,000 ₤ - Italian lira
Subject/Theme: Guglielmo Marconi
Obverse: Portrait of an Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, known for his development of a radiotelegraph system
Obverse Legend: Banca d'Italia. Lire Duemila pagabili a vista al portatore.
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Marconi's yacht "Elettra"; Radio telegraph towers at Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station.
Reverse Legend: La legge punisce i fabbricatori e gli spacciatori di biglietti falsi.
Reverse Designer:  
Printer: Officina dell Banca D'Italia
Sinatures: Ciampi and Speziali
Dimensions (B x H): 119 x 61 mm
Mintage: 388,000,000
Krause Catalog Number:  
Other Catalog Number: World Paper Money P-115
State of Conservation: Uncirculated (UNC)

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Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor, known as the father of long distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system.

Marconi is often credited as the inventor of radio, and indeed he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

Much of Marconi's work in radio transmission was built upon previous experimentationand the commercial exploitation of ideas by others such as Hertz, Maxwell, Faraday, Popov, Lodge, Fessenden, Stone, Bose, and Tesla.

As an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of the The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in 1897, Marconi was more successful than any other because of his ability to commercialize radio and its associated equipment.