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10 Rubles 1961, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

in Krause book Number: 233
Years of issue: 01.01.1961
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1961 Issue
Specimen of: 01.01.1961
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 124 х 62
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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10 Rubles 1961




Dark and bright five-pointed stars.


10 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 the end of 1993. They were issued until 1991, all were dated "1961". The design of the banknote is decorated in pink, light yellow, light green, red and blue colors.

The front side of the banknote has a narrow white field on the right, on which the number "10" is shown at the bottom, framed by a pattern below, the date "1961" is even below. The rest of the space is filled with a background that smoothly changes color towards the center from pink to light yellow. On the right, the background ends in a wavy line. In the middle of the colored part of the banknote on top of the large number "10" there is a denomination in words in two lines - "Ten rubles" (the second word is shifted to the right). Under the denomination in small print in two lines there is an inscription: "BANK TICKETS ARE PROVIDED WITH GOLD, PRECIOUS METALS AND OTHER ASSETS OF THE STATE BANK". Above there is a horizontal repeating pattern with the number "10" on the right side, closer to the left edge there is an inscription in three lines - "Ticket of the State Bank of the USSR" (each line is shifted to the right relative to the previous one). On the right side there is an oval frame with a portrait of V.I. Lenin in profile, facing left. In the upper left corner is the USSR coat of arms of the 1956 model with 15 straps of ribbon. The lower part of the bill has a horizontal patterned element with a large rosette on the left, in which there is another number "10". The artist of the obverse is S.A. Pomansky, the author of the portrait of Lenin is N.A. Sokolov, portrait engraver - L.F. Mayorov. ( .rus)


Lydia Fedorovna Mayorova at her personal stand at the PostCardExpo-2008 exhibition in Moscow signs a 10-ruble note of 1961, the engraving of which she performed for the Goznak factory. ( .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".


10 Rubles 1961

The reverse side has a narrow white field on the left with the number "10" at the bottom, the rest of the space is filled with a background that changes from pink to light yellow towards the center. In the central part of the background there is a large guilloche rosette with the number "10", on top of which is indicated the denomination in two lines - "Ten rubles" (the second line is shifted to the right). To the right is a vertical background with a rosette and the number "10" at the top, and at the bottom there is an indication of the denomination in 14 languages ​​of the remaining Union republics (Ukrainian, Belarusian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Georgian, Azerbaijani, Lithuanian, Moldavian, Latvian, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Armenian, Turkmen and Estonian). Above above the colored pattern are the letters "USSR", above which the series and the number of the bill are indicated in red paint. The series and number are also repeated on the left side, entering the white field. In the left part of the colored field at the top there is a rosette with the number "10", under which there is a frame with an inscription in 5 lines - "COUNTERFEITING BILLS OF THE STATE BANK OF THE USSR IS PROSECUTED BY LAW".


Reverse artist: I.I. Dubasov.

Obverse artist: S. A. Pomansky, author of Lenin's portrait: N.A. Sokolov, portrait engraver: L.F. Mayorova.

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One of the proof sets of Soviet silver coins, issued to the 1980 Olympics in USSR, in my collection.