Banknotes Luigino

Under the auspices of Nicolas 1st, the Principality of Seborga gradually implements all the institutions and services of the state necessary for the legitimate exercise of its sovereignty.
The design with the effigy of Nicolas 1st on the Luigino banknote was the subject of Decree No. D-2018/11-02 of October 23, 2018. The publishing of banknotes and the administrative steps of putting into circulation are in progress, a statement will be published as soon as official circulation of banknotes will be decided.

The LUIGINO banknote meets the standards of bank security paper in force and has twelve (12) securities.

1 bank paper security

  • CBS1-PFC-PEFC ISO 9706-1999

2 raw material safety

  • without optical brighteners
  • responsive to erasure attempts

9 printed safety

  • Guilloche
  • Microlettre
  • Numbering
  • Invisible ink
  • Copy protection EURion (copy protection technology)
  • Internal control code
  • Thermochromic ink (disappears at a temperature >27°)
  • Chromotropic ink (changes color under UV)
  • Varnish

Face values of the complete series of notes

50 Luigino Bank Note
20 Luigino Bank Note
10 Luigino Bank Note
5 Luigino Bank Note
2 Luigino Bank Note
1 Luigino Bank Note
+ 50L
50 Luigino Bank Note
+ 20L
20 Luigino Bank Note
+ 10L
10 Luigino Bank Note
+ 5L
5 Luigino Bank Note
+ 2L
2 Luigino Bank Note
+ 1L
1 Luigino Bank Note

Description of the Series

There are seven banknotes with face values ranging from 1 to 100 Luigino. Each ticket is of a different size and a flat color specific to each value to distinguish them easily.

They represent different characters, places or scenes that characterize the entire history of Seborga through the centuries. The front of these notes always depict the portrait of Prince Nicolas I in posture in front of the facade of the church of Saint-Martin de Seborga, while the versos each represent a main scene identical to each ticket whose origin dates back to an engraving on wood of 1880 representing the Spiritual Orders of the Knights of the Middle Ages :

1) Order of Saint Stephen; 2) Teutonic Order; 3) Knight Templar; 4) Hospital Knight; 5) The Golden Fleece, 6) Order of Christ; 7) Order of the Seraphim; 8) Order of Saint James; 9) Order of Calatrava; 10) Order of the Holy Spirit

Symbols representing facial values

1L: St. Martin’s Church; 2L: Clairvaux Abbey in Ville-sous-la-Ferté; 5L: St. Bernard Chapel in Seborga; 10L: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153); 20L Napoleon 1st, 50L: Jacques de Molay (1244-1314); 100L: The Virgin of the Goldfinch by Raphael (1507).

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