In 1905 a new set of banknotes was issued.
As the notes previous to 1905 are quite expensive, and not (yet) in my collection, I go from n°1 directly to n°9. A banknote of 3 ruble.
3 is not a common denomination on banknotes. But in Russia, and also in Bulgaria, a 3 ruble note (3 leva in Bulgaria) has been issued.
Did you know by the way, there was once a 4 dollar bill in Canada?
Back to the item of today...
Russian banknotes in the early 20th century are a pleasure to look at.
Very colourful and with an overwhelming bombastic design.
This note, unlike the one in the previous post, only comes in one shape, but with 3 different basic signatures.
|3 rubles 1905|
|Monogram of Czar Nicholas II|
N°3 is the signature of the State Bank Director, wich comes in 3 varieties.
The oldest signature, equals the most valuable note.
Again, like in the previous post, the Shipov signature is the most common.
Here again there are 13 different signatures of a cashier (n°4).
|different cashier's signatures|
|Krause N°9 back|
All further notes in this set are bigger, and more impressive than this, already beautiful note.
to be continued...