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50 Rubles 1961, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

in Krause book Number: 235
Years of issue: 01.01.1961
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1961 Issue
Specimen of: 01.01.1961
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 х 70
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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50 Rubles 1961




A portrait of V.I. Lenin.


50 Rubles 1961

Banknotes of this type were put into circulation during the monetary reform on January 1, 1961 and were the official means of payment until January 23, 1991 (V.S.Pavlov's reform). Produced until 1990, all were dated "1961". The design of the banknote is issued in green, light green, light yellow, light pink, red and blue.

The front side of the banknote has a white field on the right, on which the number "50" is shown at the bottom in a guilloche rosette, the date "1961" is even below. The rest of the space is filled with a background that smoothly changes color from light green to light yellow towards the center. On the right, the background ends in a wavy line. The drawing is enclosed in a complex rectangular green frame, decorated with patterns. In the upper left corner in an oval frame is a portrait of V.I. Lenin in profile, facing right. Opposite there is a ring with stylized ears of wheat at the bottom, inside the ring is the coat of arms of the USSR in 1956 with 15 sashes of a ribbon. Below the large number "50" there is an inscription - "Ticket of the State Bank of the USSR" (the word "Ticket" is a little higher). Even lower, in italics in two lines, the face value is indicated - "Fifty rubles". At the very bottom of the front side of the bill, in an oval frame, there is a text in two lines in small print - "BANK TICKETS ARE PROVIDED WITH GOLD, PRECIOUS METALS AND OTHER ASSETS OF THE STATE BANK", on the sides are two numbers "50". ( .rus)

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Владимир Ильич Ленин, born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1870 - 21 January 1924) was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as the leader of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917, and then concurrently as Premier of the Soviet Union from 1922, until his death. Under his administration, the Russian Empire was dissolved and replaced by the Soviet Union, a one-party socialist state; industry and businesses were nationalized, with widespread societal reform implemented. Politically a Marxist, his theoretical contributions to Marxist thought are known as Leninism, which coupled with Marxian economic theory have collectively come to be known as Marxism-Leninism.

Soviet coat of arms.


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.

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.

Inscription "Banknote of the State Bank of the USSR".


50 Rubles 1961

The reverse side has a white field on the left with the number "50" in the colored outlet at the bottom, the rest of the space is filled with a background that changes from light green to light yellow towards the center. The background is also decorated with colored patterns. Above there is a thin pattern in the form of the letter "P", a little lower, closer to the left edge, there is an oval frame with an engraving depicting the Senate Tower of the Moscow Kremlin and the Senate Palace with the flag of the USSR. At the top of the frame there are small letters - "USSR", at the bottom there is a wavy pattern with the number "50". Even lower in the center, the face value is indicated horizontally - "FIFTY RUBLES", below it the indication of the denomination in 14 languages ​​of the other Union republics (Ukrainian, Belarusian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Georgian, Azerbaijani, Lithuanian, Moldavian, Latvian, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Armenian, Turkmen and Estonian). At the very bottom, under the double horizontal line, there is an inscription in small print - "FORGERY OF BILLS OF THE STATE BANK OF THE USSR IS PROSECUTED BY LAW". The series and number of the banknote are indicated in red on the left and right sides of the banknote.

senatskii dvorec bashnja

View on The Senate Tower and The Kremlin Senate with Flag of USSR.

The Senate Tower is one of the oldest towers of the Moscow Kremlin. Located on the eastern wall between the Spasskaya and Nikolskaya towers and overlooks Red Square. Built in 1491 by the Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari by order of Ivan III. For a long time, the tower was called "deaf" or Nameless, its modern name was given in 1788 after the construction of the Senate building opposite it. As part of the Moscow Kremlin ensemble, it is included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.

senatskii dvorec bashnja

The Kremlin Senate (Russian: Сенатский дворец) is a building within the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin in Russia. Initially constructed from 1776 to 1787, it originally housed the Moscow branch of the Governing Senate, the highest judiciary and legislative office of Imperial Russia. Currently, it houses the Russian presidential administration and is a highly secured and restricted area closed to the public. At present, only the southern corner façade, opposite the Tsar Cannon can be viewed.


Obverse artist: S. A. Pomansky, Author of the portrait Lenin: N.A. Sokolov, Engraver of portrait: N.A. Mikheev.

Reverse artist: I.I. Dubasov.