The 25 rubles note is already a large banknote (178 x 108 mm).
In 1909 25 rubles represented more or less 10% of the average year income of a Russian worker.
As the people of Saint Petersburg were 'better' off, let's say for them, 25 rubles was a monthly income.
1 ruble equals 100 kopeks. 15 kopeks was needed to buy one pound of second quality meat.
Although the banknote relatively has a high value, the catalogue prices are quite low as the banknote was printed in large amount.
|front side of 25 rubles note in 1909|
It has a full serial number (N°2).
The signatures are similar to the other notes in this set.
Similar to the previous issues, the Shipov signature (N°3) is more common.
|2 signatures on the 25 rubles note (1909)|
|Shipov and cashier signature 1909|
The red area looks empty, but there we can find the watermark. This watermark is the portrait of Czar Alexander III, witch is repeated on the right (green) part of the note.
|back side of 25 rubles 1909|
|portrait of Czar Alexander III|
Besides the 3, 5, 10 and 25 rubles note, this set has two more notes...
To be continued...