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3 Rubles 1947, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

in Krause book Number: 223
Years of issue: 16.12.1947 - 03.1957
Signatures: no signature
Serie: Serie 1947
Specimen of: 16.12.1947
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 86 x 133
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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3 Rubles 1947




Dark and bright five-pointed stars.


3 Rubles 1947

The upper part of the picture has a decorated frame in the form of the letter "P" with 45 degrees inclined "3" in the corners. Inside the frame above, in a bas-relief surrounded by oak branches, there is a coat of arms of the USSR of the 1946 model with 16 ribbon bands (according to the number of union republics). Below is a figured frame with a two-line inscription - "STATE TREASURY BILL OF THE USSR", under it is a large figure "3", from under which two laurel branches diverge. Even lower over guilloche rosettes semicircle denomination is indicated - "THREE RUBLE". At the bottom of the note there is a horizontal element with indication in the middle of the denomination ("THREE RUBLE"), dates "1947" and two digits "3" on the sides.

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!").


3 Rubles 1947

Below in the corners there are two white "3" digits, above which there is a large colored element, including: oak leaves on the sides, a semicircular frame with the number "3" at the top, a figured frame with the number "3" below, and numerous patterns. In the middle there is a nominal denomination "THREE RUBLES", above which, in the frame in the form of a shield, a 10-line inscription: "STATE TREASURES TICKETS ARE PROVIDED BY ALL ACCESSION OF THE SOVIET UNION AND MANDATORY TO RECEIVE IN THE WHOLE TERRITORY OF THE USSR IN ALL PAYMENTS FOR ALL INSTITUTIONS, ENTERPRISES AND PERSONS ON NATIONAL PRICE. ". Below the face value is a frame with bas-reliefs, in which it is indicated: "COUNTERFEITING OF BILLS OF THE STATE BANK OF THE USSR HAS BEEN PASSED BY LAW".


Design developed by I.I. Dubasov.

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 - Kolme Ruplaa (3 rubles) (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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