1974 Italy Republic, Lire 500 Mercury banknote dated 14/02/1974 in BU quality, beginning of the print run . On the front on the right winged Mercury’s head, on the reverse allegorical figures, two ovals and “LIRE CINQUCENTO” at bottom. Watermark in white circle, Coat of Arms of the Republic, paper with fluorescent fibres. Reference Gigante Catalogue No. BS 26AA, € 150.00.