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The History of Scrooge Dollar$ and Fantastiliardi

Learn about Italy Notes created during 1969 and 1997

Two types of collectible notes came out of Italy. The first made in 1969, created in Italy by Elah Chewing Gum in collaboration with Disney, these Scrooge Dollar$ were issued in $, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, and 10,000 denominations. These Uniface Banknotes featured the members of the Donald Duck family and are from the imaginary Banca di Paperopoli (Bank of Duckburg).​

Next identified by the name Topolino, which is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse.  It also happens to be a comic book series starring Disney characters that has been published since 1932 and continues to this day.  Throughout the history of Topolino, the comic book produced promotional ‘Gadgets’ in the form of coins and bank notes.  For one year only, in 1997, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (one of Italy’s largest banks) collaborated with Topolino to distribute Fantastiliardi (Italy Fantasy Dollars).  The notes were minted by the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute) in denominations of 1, 10, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000.

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History of Italy Notes

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Early 1930's - 1933

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Elah Italy Banknotes (Scrooge Dollar$)

1969 (Single Issue)

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Above are images of the front of Scrooge Dollar$

In 1969, created in Italy by Elah Chewing Gum in collaboration with Disney, these Scrooge Dollar$ were issued in $, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, and 10,000 denominations. These Uniface Banknotes featured the members of the Donald Duck family and are from the imaginary Banca di Paperopoli (Bank of Duckburg).  These are extremely rare due to the fact that they were wrapped around bubble gum and children didn't think to collect these. As these were folded from the start they typically are not graded like other notes. These notes are highly sought after and extraordinarily difficulty to find. 

Topolino (Fantastiliardi)

1997 (Single Issue)

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Above are images of the Topolino (Fantastiliardi) dollars

Topolino is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse.  It also happens to be a comic book series starring Disney characters that has been published since 1932 and continues to this day.  Throughout the history of Topolino, the comic book produced promotional ‘Gadgets’ in the form of coins and bank notes.  For one year only, in 1997, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (one of Italy’s largest banks) collaborated with Topolino to distribute Fantastiliardi (Italy Fantasy Dollars).  The notes were minted by the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute) in denominations of 1, 10, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000.

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