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1 Ruble 1947, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

in Krause book Number: 222
Years of issue: 16.12.1947 - 03.1957
Signatures: no signature
Serie: Serie 1947
Specimen of: 16.12.1947
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 82 x 124
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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1 Ruble 1947




Dark and bright five-pointed stars.


1 Ruble 1947

In the upper right and lower corners there are numbers "1" under the background color (at the bottom they are enclosed in sockets). At the top to the left of the center there is an inscription in two lines - "STATE TREASURY BILL". To the right of the red paint are indicated the series and number of the note, repeated in the lower left corner. The central part of the images is enclosed in a complex frame of blue color, including bas-reliefs, patterns and laurel branches. At the top in the patterned frame is a coat of arms of the USSR of the 1946 model with 16 ribbon bands (according to the number of union republics). above the semicircle is the inscription "USSR", under the coat of arms the denomination is indicated - the inscription "ONE RUBLE" bent downwards, two digits "1" on the sides, woven into the pattern, as well as one more digit "1" below the bas-relief.

coat coat

The State Emblem of the Soviet Union (Государственный герб Советского Союза, Gosudarstvenny gerb Sovetskogo Soyuza) was adopted in 1923 and was used until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Although it technically is an emblem rather than a coat of arms, since it does not follow heraldic rules, in Russian it is called герб (gerb), the word used for a traditional coat of arms.

Hammer and sickle, Globe and the Rising sun. An emblem is surrounded by an Ears of wheat wrapped around a red ribbon with the National Motto in all 15 Languages of the Soviet Union.

Fourth version (1956-1991).

In 1956, the Karelo-Finnish SSR was transformed into the Karelo-Finnish ASSR, and soon this was reflected on the USSR state emblem. By a decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on September 12, 1956, the ribbon bearing the USSR State Motto in Finnish was removed.

A minor change in the Belarusian inscription was a decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on April 1, 1958.

Inscriptions on the ribbons (which are translated into English as "Proletarians of the world, unite!").


1 Ruble 1947

At four corners there are beige digits "1" (the lower ones have a more complex font). In the middle there is a complex colored element consisting of patterns and wavy lines. Above it, on the background of a fan of stylized wheat ears, there is a sickle and a hammer. Below in the frame against the background of the letters "USSR" there is an inscription in 6 lines: "STATE TREASURES BILLS ARE PROVIDED BY ALL THE STATE OF THE UNION OF THE SSR AND MANDATORY TO RECEIVE IN THE WHOLE TERRITORY OF THE USSR IN ALL PAYMENTS FOR ALL INSTITUTIONS, ENTERPRISES AND PERSONS ON NEGATIVE VALUE." At the bottom there is another large element connected to the top one, in its upper part there is a denomination in the semicircle - "ONE RUBLE", below it there is an inscription in the frame: "COUNTERFEITING OF BILLS OF THE STATE BANK OF THE USSR HAS BEEN PASSED BY LAW".


Obverse design developed by I.I. Dubasov.

Reverse design by Honored Artist of the RSFSR Igor Sergeevich Krylkov.

On the arms are 16 ribbons!

The issue of 1947. Another proof of it, besides 16 ribbons on the coat of arms, is the inscription, on the right, in Finnish - Yksi Rupla (1 ruble) (Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic).

Before the Second world War the only printing company was Goznak, Moscow Printing Plant. After the war the printing industry has increased significantly. Enterprise Goznak steel to produce a wide range of printed products. But the main and most important volume products remain banknotes. Of the four printing companies Goznak mainly are engaged Moscow and Perm Printing Factory.

Currency reform in 1947.

Banknotes worth 10 rubles and 25 rubles printed on the front side by the method of two-color intaglio printing the grid, and on the reverse side - offset printing on Orel five-color pit grid. On all banknotes are two six-digit numbers. Paper with a common watermark.

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Izvestia newspaper dated December 15, 1947, which published a description of the new series of USSR banknotes.

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