Country and Pick Number: Russia P227
First year of issue 1947
Denomination and currency 25 Rubles
Issue type circulated;State Bank Note U.S.S.R
Description of paper money: Banknote ; Blue on green and multicolor underprint. Sixteen scrolls of denominations on wreath around arms (8 at left, 7 at right, 1 at center). Series Ез 912861
Back-Black on blue and green underprint. V. Lenin at left.
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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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