Russia State Credit Note 1 Ruble banknote 1894

Russia State Credit Note 1 Ruble banknote 1894
Russia 1 Ruble banknote 1894

Russia State Credit Note 1 Ruble banknote 1894

Obverse: Coat of Arms of the Russian Empire, 1883 - Imperial Double-Headed Eagle at left. On the right side of the banknote are imperial regalia: The Imperial Crown of Russia above the Imperial Monogram of Tsar Alexander III of Russia. Design of the banknotes consist the various architectural elements of Russian-Byzantine style or Neo-Russian style.
  On the obverse is the text: «Государственный кредитный билет. По предъявлении выдается из разменной кассы Государственного Банка  ОДИН РУБЛЬ  серебряною или золотою монетою». (State Credit Note. Payable to the bearer of this Note from the currency exchange offices of the State Bank the ONE RUBLE in silver or gold coins).
  Signatures of the Governor of State Bank - Eduard Dmitrievich Pleske and one of the cashiers.

Reverse: On the left side of the banknote depicted face value in large word "РУБЛЬ" - "RUBLE" against the background of the arabic numeral "1". In the center is a depiction of the Coat of Arms of the Russian Empire (1883) in a round frame on the crossed branches of an oak and olive tree. Relief panel with cyrillic (Russian) text: "Extract from the Highest Manifesto of 1 June 1843, relating to the issue of state credit notes" on the right side of the banknote.

Text "Extract from the Highest Manifesto of 1 June 1843, relating to the issue of state credit notes":
1. Размѣнъ государственныхъ кредитныхъ билетовъ на золотую монету обезпечивается  всѣмъ достояніемъ Государства.
2. Государственные кредитные билеты имѣютъ хожденіе во всей Имперіи наравнѣ съ золотою монетою.
3. За поддѣлку кредитныхъ билетовъ виновные подвергаются лишенію всѣхъ правъ состоянія и ссылкѣ въ каторжную работу.

1. The exchange of State Credit Notes for gold coin is guaranteed by the the whole property of the state.
2. State Credit Notes circulate in the whole Empire on par with gold coin.
3. Punishment for Forgery of the State Credit Notes the person who's guilty will be deprived of all property rights and is sent to hard labour.

Date of issue: 27 November 1887, according to the decree (No. 4843a) and put into circulation on October 15, 1889.
Formally in circulation until October 1, 1922, according to the Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of September 8, 1922, they lost their payment power.
Printer: Expedition for the Preparation of Government Papers [EZGB] – at present Goznak.
Size: 150 × 90 mm.
Watermark: Two kinds of triangles that form rhombuses.

Russian Banknotes - Russia paper money
1887-1894 issue

1 Ruble        3 Rubles        5 Rubles        10 Rubles        25 Rubles

Eduard Pleske
Eduard Pleske (25 October 1852 – 9 May 1904) (Russian: Эдуард Дмитриевич Плеске, Eduard Dmitrievich Pleske)
  Eduard Pleske was born into a noble family in the Russian Empire. He was educated in the Imperial Alexander Lyceum. After graduation, he joined the Ministry of Finance. Pleske was Assistant Director and later Director of the Special Credit Office.
  Eduard Pleske also held the position of Head of the State Bank of the Russian Empire, and his signature can be seen in many Russian banknotes dated 1895–1899.
  He was appointed Assistant Minister of Finance under Sergei Witte in 1903. He succeeded Witte on 16 August 1903 after Witte was shunted aside to the position of Chairman of the Committee of Ministers. He died in office on the 4 February 1904. He was also briefly a member of the Imperial State Council in 1904.
  Eduard Pleske published in 1885, Reference Guide to Tax collectors, State Chambers and Treasuries.