2000 lire

Italian 2000 lira banknote obverse

Italian 2000 lira banknote reverse

Second series note from 1990

General information

Flag of Italy Italy


L. 2000




116 mm


60 mm

Security features

Watermark, security thread


Multicolored, mostly yellow and brown

  • Arcetri Observatory, satellite dish and radio waves (1973-1983)
  • Elettra (Marconi's personal boat), antennae, radio device (1990-1992)
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The 2000 lira banknote has been issued by the IPZS, from 1973 to 2002.

First Series (Galileo Galilei)Edit

Italian 2000 lira banknote obverse, First Series

Note from 1973

Italian 2000 lira banknote reverse, First Series

Note from 1973

The first series was issued from 1973 to 1983; it features Galileo Galilei, the nominal value, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Cathedral; its theme is the observation of the sky.

On the reverse, the Arcetri Observatory and radio waves are depicted.

Second Series (Guglielmo Marconi)Edit

The second series was issued from 1990 to 1992; it features Guglielmo Marconi and the nominal value.

On the reverse, Elettra (Guglielmo's personal boat), radio antennae and a radio device are portrayed.

The banknote features a security thread and a watermark, depicting Marconi and the logo of the Bank of Italy.


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