Scarce 1947 Soviet Russia 25 Rubles Banknote Vladimir I Lenin Pick No. 228 VF
Description: A nice very fine or better Banknote from Russia. This is the 1947 twenty five Rubles note issued by the State Bank of the USSR. The banknote has inscription in Cyrillic on both sides. It is blue and green on multicolored underprint on the front. The back is black on blue with the image of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin to the right. There is a Soviet Arms in the upper left corner on the front. There are 15 scrolls of denomination around the arms with seven on each side and one in the bottom center, making this note a 1957 issue and Pick number 228. The front has the denomination in numerals and in nice decorative calligraphy with the date and serial number. It has no signatures. The back shows only the denomination as well as Lenin's image. This particular note has the serial number 194496 displayed twice in red on the front. This is a P (Greek Letter Pie) E series banknote. The note has no water mark that we could find. This is a one year issue banknote. Please carefully review scans as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1947 (1957).
Printer: Soviet State Bank.
Size: The banknote measures ~6 3/4" by ~3 3/4".
Pick Number: P 228.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a nice very fine with all the details being well preserved. The note shows circulation and has several vertical and one horizontal fold. It has light creases and wrinkling throughout. The paper is soiled and has stains especially at the center of the bottom. The stains are darker on the back than on the front. They are brown in color. The note has no tears, no splits, no graffiti, and no pinholes. The edges show some roughness especially at the ends of the folds and the corners show rounding but they are still intact. The paper is still stiff and the note's colors are clear but are not very bright. Be that as it may, this is a nice note, which would make a good addition to your collection. Please see scans for additional condition information.
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