It is also one of the larger notes in my collection.
The note is as large as 272 x 126 mm. Therefore it is difficult to find t in unfolded condition.
Most notes are folded in 4 or even 8.
Folded into 4, it equals the size of a € 10 note!
|Russia N°14 - 500 rubles 1912|
|Russia N°14 - 500 rubles 1912 back|
|Year of issue 1912|
|N II (Nicholas II) - H in Russian|
The serial number was printed separately from the note, as you can clearly see on the location of the serial number on two different notes.
|different position of serial number on two similar notes|
|Konshin or Shipov signature|
|two Shipov notes with different cashiers' signatures|
He ruled the Russian Czardom and later the Russian Empire. He ruled until his death on 8 February 1725.
He died at the age of 52 years.
|Peter the Great on 500 rubles - Russia N°4|
|Peter the Great painted by Delaroche|
|Lady figure on 500 ruble - 1912|
Just to make sure it's a 500 rubles note. I doubt however if many Russians ever saw that note in their time.
Representing more or less 2 year income for most labourers, this note only circulated among the rich or to do larger transactions..
So far the 1905-1912 set of banknotes. Other to follow in later posts.