When first issued it was equivalent to 3.87 grams of gold, which is worth about 0 today! The design incorporates the Romanov Imperial Eagle on both sides.
The notes issued by the Czarist government had a full serial number consisting of two letters and six digits.
This five note set includes the last banknotes by the Soviet Union before it collapsed in 1991.
Included are the 25 and 10 Rubles notes featuring a portrait of Lenin, the 5 and 3 Rubles notes showing scenes of the Kremlin and the 1 Ruble note.
Following the death of Ivan the Terrible in 1584, Russia fell into a period of chaos and civil war.
In an effort to bring an end to the fighting, 16 year old Michael Fydorovich Romanov was selected as Czar in 1613.
The seven coins in this set were issued shortly before the collapse of the communism in the Soviet Union in 1991.
The set includes the 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15 and 20 Kopecks dating between 19 in Uncirculated condition. One side features a hammer and sickle enveloping the earth. It is an interesting and inexpensive reminder of the "evil empire".
The 1944 bonds feature troops advancing with two tanks and waving a large, red flag. The 100 Ruble is approximately 6" x 8" (15 x 20cm).
He set about centralizing the Russian government and consolidating his power.
He engaged in a reign of terror against anyone he thought might oppose him, torturing and executing many thousands of his subjects, including his own son.
Thus he brought an end to this long series of crude silver coins. Initially the new Russian governments issued banknotes utilizing the same date and designs as the Czarist issues, making only a change in the serial number.
The beautiful blue and pink Russian 5 Ruble note dated 1909 was first issued by the government of Czar Nicholas II.
We are pleased to offer you this selection of Russian Wire Money which covers a vast sweep of Russian History.