USSR, 1 Ruble note, 1961 Manufacturer: Soviet Union

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53.8 × 104.4 mm

Credit Line

Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001

Accession Number



20th century


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: Solid white portion on l. of bill with "1" at the bottom; In center of bill in decorative red font, "ODIN RUBL'"; Above this text in smaller print, "CCCP"; large "1" in cartouche on l. of central text and smaller "1" in medallion on top r. of central text; In white plaque beneath central text, one ruble written in the fourteen official languages of the USSR; Beneath this in small white plaque in small print, "PODDELKA GOSUDARSTVENNYH KAZNACHEYSKIH BILETOV PRESLEDUYETSYA PO ZAKONY". Background of right portion is orange on l., green in the center, orange on r..

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: Solid white portion on r. of bill with "1" in medallion at the top; Small "1" in corners; Central medallion with "1" behind text, "ODIN RUBL'", Emblem of the USSR with earth lays l. of central medallion; medallion lies r. of central medallion with text, "CCCP"; At top of note, "GOSUDARSTVENNYY KAZNACHEYSKIY BILET"; In small medallion at bottom of note, "1961"; Small "1" to the l. and to the r. of this small medallion; In white plaque in bottom l. of note in very small print, "GOSUDARSVENNYE KANACHEYSKYE BILETY OBESPECHIVAYUTSYA VSEM DOSTOYANIEM SOYUZA SSR I OBYAZATEL'NY K PRIEMU NA VSEY TERRITORII SSSR VO VSE PLATEZHI DLYA VSEH UCHREZHDENIY, PREDPRIYATIY, I LITS PO NARITSATEL'NOY STOIMOSTI".


Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., by 2001; transferred to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2001
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Object/Work type

Russian ruble, money, paper money


Watermark, diagonal lines of stars alternating between lines of dark stars and light stars

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