Russia State Assignat 50 Rubles 1820

Russia State Assignat 50 Rubles banknote 1820

Russia State Assignat 50 Rubles 1820

On the obverse is the text: "ОБЪЯВИТЕЛЮ СЕЙ ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОЙ АССИГНАЦИИ ПЛАТИТЬ АССИГНАЦИОННЫЙ БАНК ПЯТЬДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ ХОДЯЧЕЮ МОНЕТОЮ" (Payable to the bearer of this State Assignation by the Assignation Bank in "circulation coin" Fifty Rubles.) ПЯТЬДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ (FIFTY RUBLES) - An ornate version of the note’s denomination, or sum, in white letters against a black background.

In the upper part of the banknote depicted the State Emblem of Russia in the form of an double-headed crowned imperial eagle with outspread wings and with a pointed shield with an image of St.George (Coat of arms of Moscow) on the breast (unofficial coat of arms of Russia, "French type" eagle). Imperial sceptre and Great Imperial Crown at left and right.
Signatures of the governor of Prince Khovansky and one of the cashiers (handwritten signature).

Date of issue on the reverse of the banknote.

Watermarks: On the contour of the banknote are words «ассигнация» "Assignat", «государственная» "State", «банковая» "Bank" and «пятьдесят рублей» "Fifty Rubles". In the center is the word "year" and the nominal value of the note "50".
Size: 185 × 135 mm.
Printer: Expedition for the Preparation of Government Papers [EZGB] – at present Goznak.

Imperial sceptre is now in Diamond Fund. It was executed by masters L. Pfisterer and I. Leontovich for Empress Catharine II in SPb in 1771 and altered in 1774. Golden sceptre has famous diamond "Orlov" and 196 another diamonds.


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25 Rubles 1769     25 Rubles 1778     50 Rubles     75 Rubles     100 Rubles

Russia State Assignat 1786-1818 Issue

5 Rubles     10 Rubles     25 Rubles     50 Rubles     100 Rubles

Russia State Assignat 1818-1843 Issue

5 Rubles     10 Rubles 1819     10 Rubles 1840     10 Rubles 1841     25 Rubles
 50 Rubles        100 Rubles        200 Rubles