Country and Pick Number: Russia; Pick P- 215a
First year of issue: 1938
Denomination and currency: 5 Rubles
Issue type: uncirculated
Dimensions: 134x68 mm
Name of Issuer / Bank:State : Treasury Note
Description of paper money: Banknote 1938; Dark blue. Arms at upper left. Aviator at right. Series 700851 Кл
Back –Dark blue. National motives.
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The paper money of the USSR period underwent many emissions and changed its outlook very much. Most of it was printed on white paper and had watermarks, but the format and style of different series varies very much. For example, the 1918-1922 series are quite simplistic, while the 1923 one continues the traditions of the Imperial period. From 1925, the banknotes contained, in addition to the state symbols, pictures of people and their life (the worker and the farmer reading Karl Marx, a seeder, scenes of harvest, etc.). In 1937 for the first time Lenin himself appeared on the notes, and stayed there until 1992.
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