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3 Rubles 1938, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

in Krause book Number: 214a
Years of issue: 1938
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1938 Issue
Specimen of: 1936
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 135 х 67
Printer: Goznak, Московская печатная фабрика - филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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3 Rubles 1938




3 Rubles 1938

The inscription "STATE TREASURY TICKET OF THE USSR" is at the top, centered is the text in small letters: "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 ON ITS VALUE." In the upper left-hand corner there is a coat of arms of the USSR of the 1936 model (11 ribbons, according to the number of union republics).

On the right is a large number 3 and the handwritten inscription: "Three rubles" in the center.


In the upper left corner is the coat of arms of the USSR, the model of 1936 (11 bands, according to the number of union republics).

At that time, the USSR had 11 republics - the RSFSR, the Ukrainian SSR, the Byelorussian SSR, the Georgian SSR, the Armenian SSR, the Azerbaijani SSR, the Uzbek SSR, the Turkmen SSR, the Tajik SSR, the Kazakh SSR, the Kirghiz SSR.

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.

The state emblem shows the traditional Soviet emblems of the Hammer and Sickle and the Red Star over a globe, and two wreaths of covered by the ("Workers of the world, unite!") in the official languages of the Soviet Republics, in the reverse order they were mentioned in the Soviet Constitution.

3 Rubles 1938

3 Rubles 1938, Specimen. With resolution of Molotov and real photo of Red Army soldier, after which was made an engraving on banknote.

In the left part there is an engraving with the image of the Red Army men, in full uniform.

The coming to power of the fascists in Germany and Italy, the war with Japan (assistance to China) - all this forced to keep the army on alert. It required the heroic image of the Red Army.


3 Rubles 1938

A rectangle made up of numerous colored wavy lines, in the corners, diagonally, are the digit "3". In the middle, over the two guilloche rosettes, there is an octagon with the inscription "Three RUBLES", on each side, as well as on top and bottom, the denomination is repeated in ten other major languages of the USSR at that time: Ukrainian, Belarusian, Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Turkmen, Tajik, Kazakh and Kyrgyz. ( .rus)


The banknote was introduced in 1938, the old issues were not canceled. They remained in circulation until the reform of 1947. Design developed by I.I. Dubasov - the author of most Soviet banknotes.