1977 CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF BANKS, ITALY 100 LIRE MINIASSEGNI  "MINI CHECKS"1977 CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF BANKS, ITALY 100 LIRE MINIASSEGNI  "MINI CHECKS"1977 CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF BANKS, ITALY 100 LIRE MINIASSEGNI  "MINI CHECKS"

1977 CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF BANKS, ITALY 100 LIRE MINIASSEGNI "MINI CHECKS"

BBMC - 2016

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USA Coin Book Item ID Number:
652369
Coin Condition:
ABOUT UNCIRCULATED 50/58
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Certification Number:
"IN MY STORE"

1977 ITALIAN

CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF BANKS

100 LIRE MINIASSEGNI

"MINI CHECKS"

GRADED ABOUT UNCIRCULATED 50/58 - 1 TO 2 FOLDS, MINOR OFF CENTER

VERY LIGHT HANDLING, CRISP PAPER

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Miniassegni or "mini-checks" are coupons or promissory notes made to replace small-denomination coins during a shortage of 50 and 100 lira coins, which were the approximate equivalent of American nickels and dimes.
When the shortage of small-denomination coins began in 1975, vendors started by giving small items instead of change. Candy, grapes, stamps, phone tokens, and even chicken livers were given to customers when there was no way to make change. One café owner in Rome wrote handwritten notes for his customers as credit for their next order. After the shortage stretched on for a while, stores began to issue little coupons or checks of their own that ranged from 50 to 350 lire. Then banks started issuing miniassegni that could be collected and then exchanged for larger bills.

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