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Italy Disney 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.  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.  The educational collector’s booklet was used to store the whole collection.