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10 Rubles 1991, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

in Krause book Number: 240a
Years of issue: 10.07.1991
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1991 Issue
Specimen of: 10.07.1991
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 124 х 62
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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10 Rubles 1991




Dark and bright five-pointed stars.


10 Rubles 1991

Banknotes of this type were put into circulation on July 10, 1991, in addition to the old ones and were the official means of payment until the end of 1993. The design was developed by the chief artist of Goznak I.I. Dubasov back to the 1961 reform, but was not implemented. Decoration in red, pink, yellow, green, light green and black colors. The drawing was made according to old sketches by I.I. Dubasov. The main differences from the 1961 banknote are the absence of the denomination in the languages ​​of the Union republics and the presence of green image elements on the obverse.

The front side of the banknote has a narrow white field on the right, which shows the number "10" at the bottom, framed by a pattern of wavy lines, even below the date "1991". The rest of the space is filled with a background that smoothly changes color towards the center from pink to light yellow. There is a pattern of intertwining wavy lines vertically. 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 BILLS 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 - "Bill 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 (the right side of the frame is decorated with a pattern). 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". ( .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)

Portrait of V.I.Lenin in profile.

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 1991

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 a vertical colored ornament at the bottom. Above above the colored pattern are the letters "USSR". 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". In the left part (entering the white field), as well as in the lower right corner, the series and number of the banknote are indicated in black paint.


The author of the portrait of Lenin is N.A. Sokolov, portrait engraver: L.F. Mayorova.