An impressive note, not from the size yet alone.
The front side is in the style of the other notes of this set.
|100 ruble note Russia 1910 - N°13|
The first signature can be Konshin or Shipov, where the first signature is the most valuable.
The signature of the cashier (n°5) can vary.
|signature of Konshin and Shipov|
|two different cashiers' signatures|
|Monogram of Czar Nicholas II|
On the back side of this note, we see an even more impressive design.
Here we find an engraved portrait of Catharine the Great.
|engraved portrait of Catharine the Great|
As you will observe, the monogram shows an E and not a C or K for Catharine.
And even Catharine was not her given name when she was born. She actually was born as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg. She was married the Peter III, the Russian Emperor.
After Peter III was assassinated, she took over power.
Because of the emperial marriage, she changed her name to Yekaterina Alexeyevna. But as you see, the monogram also doesn't show a Y ... The E comes from the Russian translation of her name : Екатерина Алексеевна.
|Monogram of Yekaterina (Екатерина) the Great|
|back side of 100 ruble Russia 1910 - N°13|
And this is not even the largest note in this set!
to be continued...