Italy, Torino 100 Lire 1765 PS113r (unissued)
The first banknotes issued in Italy appeared in the 18th century when Italy was still a collection of kingdoms and dukedoms. We bought our notes from the descendants of the family that first issued them. Printed in black on white on thick watermarked paper these 100 lire notes are dated 1765 and are unissued.(PS113r) The main illustration is of a crowned shield with two cherubs and an eagle below with a ribbon in its mouth. A special price: instead of £195, this terrific note is available for just £135.00.