Russian Empire One Ruble banknote of 1882

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Obverse: On the left side of the banknote are imperial regalia: Coat of Arms of the Russian Empire, 1857 - Imperial Double-Headed Eagle above monogram of Czar Alexander III of Russia and Imperial Crown of Russia at top. Guilloche rosette with the face value "1" at left.
  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 coin).
  Signatures of the Governor of State Bank - Aleksey Vasilievich Tsimsen and one of the cashiers.

Reverse: Date of issue at center and two small guilloche rosettes with the face value "1" at left and right.
Text: "Extract from the Highest Manifesto of 1 June 1843, relating to the issue of state credit notes".

Watermark: The face value "1" at each corner. The face value in word "ОДИН РУБЛЬ" (ONE RUBLE) at center, abbreviation «Г. К. Б.» (Государственный Кредитный Билет - State Credit Note) on the top, the date of issue at lower center.

Date of issue: April 15, 1869, according to the decree of March 27, 1868 (No. 45652).
Withdrawn from circulation: This notes was exchanged for the new banknotes of 1887 issue, according to the decree of May 25, 1888 (No. 5229), from 1 January 1890 to 1 January 1893.
Not Payable from 1 May 1894.
Printer: Expedition for the Preparation of Government Papers [EZGB] – at present Goznak.

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1 Ruble 1882        1 Ruble 1886        3 Rubles        5 Rubles        10 Rubles
25 Rubles        50 Rubles        100 Rubles

The ruble has been the Russian unit of currency for about 500 years. From 1710, the ruble was divided into 100 kopeks.

The amount of precious metal in a ruble varied over time. In a 1704 currency reform, Peter I standardized the ruble to 28 grams of silver. While ruble coins were silver, there were higher denominations minted of gold and platinum. By the end of the 18th century, the ruble was set to 4 zolotnik 21 dolya (almost exactly equal to 18 grams) of pure silver or 27 dolya (almost exactly equal to 1.2 grams) of pure gold, with a ratio of 15:1 for the values of the two metals. In 1828, platinum coins were introduced with 1 ruble equal to 77⅔ dolya (3.451 grams).

On 17 December 1885, a new standard was adopted which did not change the silver ruble but reduced the gold content to 1.161 grams, pegging the gold ruble to the French franc at a rate of 1 ruble = 4 francs. This rate was revised in 1897 to 1 ruble = 2⅔ francs (0.774 grams gold).