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5 Rubles 1947, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

in Krause book Number: 224
Years of issue: 16.12.1947 - 03.1957
Signatures: no signature
Serie: Serie 1947
Specimen of: 16.12.1947
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 88 x 143
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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5 Rubles 1947




Dark and bright five-pointed stars.


5 Rubles 1947

At the top in the left corner is the figure "5" with a thin pattern, above which the word "State", in the right-hand corner of the letter "USSR". Above the figures and the words "USSR" on the entire width of the banknote is the inscription "TREASURY BILL", executed in the form of a wave with an upwardly projecting middle part. Below is an ornate frame, including various ornaments, repeated in a mirror image, as well as ears of wheat on the sides. In the upper part of the frame in the bas-relief depicts the USSR coat of arms of the 1946 model with 16 ribbon bands (according to the number of union republics). Under the coat of arms, the denomination is indicated - a large figure "5", on top of which there is a two-line inscription "FIVE RUBLES".

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!").


5 Rubles 1947

Below in the corners there are two white numbers "5", at the top in the corners are the same numbers, but made in a more complex font. The central part of the picture has a large color element, which includes: laurel leaves at the top, ornaments from wavy lines in the middle, various bas-reliefs, as well as numerous patterns. At the top in the stylized frame is the word "USSR", below is a figured frame with the inscription in 5 lines: "STATE TREASURES BILLS ARE PROVIDED BY ALL UNION OF THE SOVIET UNION AND MANDATORY TO RECEIVE IN THE WHOLE TERRITORY OF THE USSR IN ALL PAYMENTS FOR ALL INSTITUTIONS, ENTERPRISES AND PERSONS AT NEGATIVE VALUE". A little lower in the same frame framed by a thin pattern - "COUNTERFEITING OF BILLS OF THE STATE BANK OF THE USSR HAS BEEN PASSED BY LAW". Below is a sickle and a hammer, under which the face value is indicated - "FIVE RUBLES", under the big "5" line and the semicircular word "RUB".


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, in Finnish - Viisi Ruplaa (5 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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