Italy, 1000 Lire 1969


ID Number: SR14-0102
Category: Paper Money
Description: Italy, 1000 Lire 1969
Country or State: Italy
Year: March 25th 1969
Period: Republic (2 June 1946 - present)
Head of State/Ruler: Giuseppe Saragat (5th President of Italy)
Reign: 29 December 1964 – 29 December 1971
Currency: Lira
Face Value: 1'000 Lire
Subject/Theme: Giuseppe Verdi
Obverse: Harp on left, Giuseppe Verdi to the right
Obverse Legend: Banca d'Italia. Lire Mille pagabili a vista al portatore.
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: La Scala opera house in Milano (Teatro alla Scala di Milano)
Reverse Legend: La legge punisce i fabbricatori e gli spacciatori di biglietti falsi.
Reverse Designer:  
Note: Signature: Carli and Lombardo. 25.3.1969.
Decreto Ministeriale 26.2.1969
Dimensions (B x H): 125 x 61 mm
Krause Catalog Number: P101a
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State of Conservation: Very Fine (VF)

Uncirculated (Unc) € 9.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € -
Fine (F) € 1.50
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
Poor (P) € -


Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture – such as "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata and the "Grand March" from Aida

Verdi’s masterworks dominate the standard opera repertoire a century and a half after their composition.