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25 Rubles 1961, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

in Krause book Number: 234b
Years of issue: 01.01.1961
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1961 Issue
Specimen of: 01.01.1961
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 122 х 61
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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25 Rubles 1961




Dark and bright five-pointed stars.


25 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 bill is decorated in purple, lilac, light green, orange and red.

The front side of the banknote has a narrow white field on the right, on which the number "25" is depicted below in a diamond-shaped frame, the date "1961" is even below. The rest of the space is filled with a background that smoothly changes to the center from lilac to light green. On the right, the background ends in a wavy line. On the left side of the banknote there is an oval frame with a portrait of V.I. Lenin in profile, facing right. Above, along the entire width of the colored area, there is a thin horizontal pattern, on the right side of which, along a wavy line, there is an inscription - "Ticket of the State Bank of the USSR" (the first and last letters are enclosed in rosettes). Below is the coat of arms of the USSR in 1956 with 15 sashes of a ribbon, on either side of it are two mirrored elements with patterns. Even below the denomination is indicated in words in two lines - "Twenty five rubles", under the denomination there is a two-line inscription in small print: "BANK TICKETS ARE PROVIDED WITH GOLD, PRECIOUS METALS AND OTHER ASSETS OF THE STATE BANK". At the bottom there is a complex element with patterns and oblique numbers "25" in the corners, as well as with a rosette in the middle, where the number "25" is also indicated. ( .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".

Denomination in numeral and in words.


25 Rubles 1961

The reverse side has a narrow white field on the left with the number "25" at the bottom, the rest of the space is filled with a background that changes from lilac to light green towards the center. Above the denomination is indicated in words in two lines - "Twenty-five rubles", below it is 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 there is a guilloche rosette with the number "25". There is also the number "25" on the top left side, under which there is a vertical ornament. On the top right, there is a colored pattern in the form of diverging rays of the sun, under it the letters "USSR", below in a rectangular frame there is an inscription in small print in two lines - "FORGERY OF BILLS OF THE STATE BANK OF THE USSR IS PROCEEDED BY LAW". Above in the middle and in the lower right corner, the series and number of the banknote are indicated with red paint.


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