World Paper Money Value and Identification Guide




Paper Money Values - Russia

Russia is one of the world’s oldest producers of paper money. The first notes, called state assignats, were issued in 1769 and denominated in rubles, which remain the official currency. In 1843 the assignat system was replaced by the state credit note system. In 1897 Russia adopted the gold standard. Older notes were destroyed as the public exchanged them for new notes, and as a result pre-1898 Russian paper money is particularly scarce. The 20th century saw multiple major eras of paper money production as the county transitioned through the Russian Revolution, two world wars, and the rise and ultimate dissolution of the Soviet Union. Today paper money denominated in rubles is issued by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

Provisional Government State Credit Notes (1917)

Russia Paper Money 1000 Rubles 1917
Russia Paper Money 1000 Rubles 1917

  • Denomination: 1000 Rubles
  • Issue Date: 1917
  • Reference: 37b1
  • Authority: Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
  • Back: Duma Building - Moscow
  • Signatures: Baryshev
  • Grade: VF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Dec. 2019
  • Price: $8.51



Provisional Siberian Administration (1918-1919)

Russia Paper Money 5 Rubles 1918
Russia Paper Money 5 Rubles 1918

  • Denomination: 5 Rubles
  • Issue Date: 1918
  • Reference: S817
  • Authority: Provisional Siberian Administration
  • Front: Coat of Arms (double-headed eagle)
  • Back: Coat of Arms (two wolves)
  • Grade: EF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Dec. 2019
  • Price: $8.50

Russia Paper Money 10 Rubles 1918
Russia Paper Money 10 Rubles 1918

  • Denomination: 10 Rubles
  • Issue Date: 1918
  • Reference: S818
  • Authority: Provisional Siberian Administration
  • Front: Coat of Arms (double-headed eagle)
  • Back: Coat of Arms (two wolves)
  • Grade: EF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Dec. 2019
  • Price: $20.50

Russia Paper Money 50 Kopeks 1919
Russia Paper Money 50 Kopeks 1919

  • Denomination: 50 Kopeks
  • Issue Date: 1919
  • Reference: S828
  • Authority: Provisional Siberian Administration
  • Printer: American Bank Note Company (no imprint)
  • Front: Coat of Arms (double-headed eagle)
  • Grade: AUNC - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Dec. 2019
  • Price: $8.50

Russia Paper Money 1000 Rubles 1919
Russia Paper Money 1000 Rubles 1919

  • Denomination: 1000 Rubles
  • Issue Date: 1919
  • Reference: S863
  • Authority: Provisional Siberian Administration
  • Front: Coat of Arms (double-headed eagle)
  • Grade: F - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Dec. 2019
  • Price: $22.50

1917 State Bank Savings Loan Notes and Coupons Issue

Russia Paper Money 200 Rubles 1917
Russia Paper Money 200 Rubles 1917

  • Denomination: 200 Rubles
  • Issue Date: 1917
  • Reference: S882a
  • Authority: State Bank - Irkutsk Branch
  • Printer: American Bank Note Company
  • Front: Woman with Child - Sword and Shield
  • Back: Interest Table
  • Grade: VF - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Dec. 2019
  • Price: $15.50

Provisional Government Savings Loan Notes Issue

Russia Paper Money 200 Rubles 1920
Russia Paper Money 200 Rubles 1920

  • Denomination: 200 Rubles
  • Issue Date: 1920
  • Reference: S899
  • Authority: Siberian Revolution Committee
  • Printer: American Bank Note Company
  • Front: 1917 Issue Overprinted 1920 by the Bolsheviks - Woman with Child - Sword and Shield
  • Back: Interest Table
  • Grade: F - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Dec. 2019
  • Price: $24.05