1974 Italy Republic, Lire 500 Mercury banknote dated 14/02/1974 in BU quality. 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 26A, € 8.00. The banknote, while of the same quality and beauty, may not have the number or the series of the one reproduced in the image.