Italy, 5 Lire 1944

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: SB12-0101
Category: Paper Money
Description: Italy, 5 Lire 1944
Country or State: Italy
Year: 1944 (23.11.1944)
Period: Kingdom (17 March 1861 - 18 June 1946)
Head of State/Ruler: Vittorio Emanuele III (Full Name: Vittorio Emanuele Ferdinando Maria Gennaro di Savoia)
Reign: 29 July 1900 – 9 May 1946 (45 years, 284 days)
Currency: Lira
Face Value: 5 Lire
Subject/Theme:  
Obverse: Violet-brown archaic helmeted female at left
Obverse Legend: ITALIA - BIGLIETTO DI STATO DI CORSO LEGALE, LIRE CINQVE
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Violet-brown design
Reverse Legend: 5 LIRE
Reverse Designer:  
Edge:  
Note: Signature: Bolaffi, Cavallaro and Giovinco
Dimensions (B x H): 93 x 57 mm
Krause Catalog Number: 31
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Very Fine (VF)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Uncirculated (Unc) € 3.50
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € 0.35
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € 0.15
Good (G) € -
Poor (P) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

Victor Emmanuel III was a member of the House of Savoy and King of Italy. In addition, he claimed the thrones of Ethiopia and Albania as Emperor of Ethiopia and King of the Albanians, which were unrecognised by the Great Powers.

During his long reign, the Kingdom of Italy became involved in two World Wars. His reign also encompassed the birth, rise, and fall of Italian Fascism.