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Russian Paper Money | Imperial period | 1887-1896 serie


The 1,3,5,50 and 100 rubles banknotes printed during this period looked very alike. The only difference present is the change of the monogram of Alexander III to the on of Nikolai II in 1895. The notes of 5 and 10 rubles changed their orientation from horizontal to vertical. The note that changed the mos is the 25 rubles one. It was printed using the new "orlovsky" method, allowing to print all the colors simultaneously. The color shifts made using this technique were almost impossible to repeat using handicraft methods, thus the banknote was much more protected from fraud.

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PA611Ruble1895

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PA553Rubles1890

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PA5810Rubles1894Scan donated by Maarten Haverkamp.

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PA5925Rubles1887

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PA60A25Rubles1892

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