Country and Pick Number: Russia; Pick P36
First year of issue: 1917
Denomination and currency: 250 Rubles
Issue type : circulated
Name of Issuer / Bank:State : Regular Issue
Description of paper money: Banknote 1917.Black on lilac underprint. 13 signature varieties. Series АБ - 129.
Back - Dark brown on light green and multicolor underprint. Swastika in underprint at center.
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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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