Crisp Large Banknote 1912 Russia 500 Rubles Czar Peter The Great Pick 14b XF+
Description: A beautiful extremely fine or better Banknote or State Credit Note from Russia. This is the 1912 five hundred Rubles. This is a very large size banknote having black design on a green background on the back and black designs on multicolored underprint with green background on the front. The back shows the image of Czar Peter I or Peter the Great to the left and mother Russia seated with scepter in her hand and a shield in her other hand to the right of the note with a blank portion at the extreme right where the water mark is. The back only shows the denomination. The front on the other hand has a lot of inscriptions in Cyrillic in the center. The front is highly decorated with Cyrillic inscription throughout with a double headed eagle symbol/coat of arms of the Russian Imperial Family in the left top corner. The banknote displays the date and the denomination on the front and only the denomination on the back. It has two signatures with Shipov signature being one of them dating the note from between 1912-1917. This particular note has the serial number (upside L which is G and O which is also O in Cyrillic) GO115681 displayed twice in red on the front. The note has water mark depicting the image of Czar Peter the Great. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Printer: Russian Treasury.
Size: The banknote measures ~10 7/8" by ~5".
Pick Number: P 14b.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a good extremely fine or better with all the details being very well preserved. The note has what looks like a light partial as well as light folds, mostly on angels, throughout. The note retains quite a bit of its original stiffness and crispiness, but has some slight bumps in the blank area. Its colors are bright and well preserved. The note has light soiling along the edges but no stains. It has no pinholes or graffiti. It is intact with no tears or splits and the corners are intact with some minor rounding. It is our opinion that the note was most likely never circulated or very lightly circulated and that most of the issues outlined above are due to handling by collectors and storage over the years. Be that as it may, this is a great piece to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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