Currency 1937 Soviet Russia Three Chervonetz Banknote V. I. Lenin Pick 203a VF++
Description: A beautiful good very fine or much better banknote from Russia. This is the 1937 three Chervonetz. The banknote is red on the front and purple on multicolored background on the back. The front depicts the bust of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the father of communist Russia, to the right and the Soviet Arms left of center near the upper left corner. The back is purple on multicolored underprint showing the denomination in the center and at the four corners. The note has Cyrillic writing throughout. This particular note has the serial number 584654 and is series QX. It is unsigned and has no water mark that we could see. It has quite a bit of its original stiffness and crispiness left and has one light vertical central fold with some additional very light folds and bumps throughout. It is understood that these banknotes were issued to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the October 1917 Revolution, the Communist Revolution! Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Printer: Soviet Union Treasury.
Size: The banknote measures ~6 3/4" by ~3 3/8".
Pick Number: P 203a.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a good very fine or much better (I am tempted to call it extremely fine, but you be the judge) with all the details being very well preserved. The note shows signs of light circulation with one light vertical central fold and some additional very light folds and bumps throughout. The note is lightly soiled with minor staining but has no objectionable large and pronounced stains. The paper still retains most of its original stiffness and crispiness. Edges are generally intact with no appreciable roughness, except at the end of the central fold on the bottom edge, where you can see minor roughness. The corners are squared with slight rounding and having small creases and bumps. The note has no graffiti, no pinholes, no tears, and no splits. Its colors are clear, vivid, and bright. It has an overall desirable and very pleasing appearance. A nice note to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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