North Russia 5 Rubles banknote 1918

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North Russia 5 Rubles banknote 1918
North Russia State Credit Note

The images and colour were reminiscent of Russian Empire banknotes, but the notes were printed on thicker and rougher paper. In addition, the inscription "Northern Russia" appeared at the top of all banknotes. The money was backed with Russian gold and foreign currency in the Bank of England.

Obverse: Vintage style royal ornate frame decorated at areas with plants surrounds the obverse of the banknote. Coat of Arms of the Russian Empire, 1883 - Imperial Double-Headed Eagle and date of issue 1918 at upper center.
  On the obverse is the text against the background of the arabic numeral "5": «Государственный кредитный билет. ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ. Государственная Эмиссіонная Касса размѣниваетъ кредитные билеты на фунты стерлинговъ безъ ограниченія суммы по курсу 40 рублей = 1 фунту стерлинговъ.». (State Credit Note. FIVE RUBLES. The State Emission Savings Bank exchanges state credit notes for Pound Sterlings without restrictions as to the total value at an exchange rate of 40 roubles = 1 Pound Sterling). Guilloche rosette with the face value "5" at upper left and right corners.

Reverse: A black two-headed eagle crowned with two imperial crowns, over which the same third crown, enlarged, with two flying ends of the ribbon of the Order of Saint Andrew at center. The Coat of arms of the Russian Empire lies within a golden and ermine canopy, crowned by the Imperial Crown of Russia and decorated with black double-headed eagles (black overprint on crown). Under the canopy depicted the Imperial Regalia: The Imperial Orb of Russia with crossed Imperial scepter and sword, that are surrounded by olive and oak branches. Guilloche rosette with the face value "5" at each corners. Relief panel with cyrillic (Russian) text:

1. Размѣнъ государственныхъ кредитныхъ билетовъ на фунты стерлингов обезпечивается  всѣмъ достояніемъ Государства и особымъ неотчуждаемымъ заграничнымъ запасомъ, находящимся въ Aнглійскомъ банкѣ.
2. Государственные кредитные билеты имѣютъ хожденіе 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 Pound Sterling is ensured by the the whole property of the State and by a special inalienable foreign reserve, deposited at the Bank of England.
2. State Credit Notes circulate 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.

  Signatures of the Governor of State Bank - Prince (Knyaz) Ivan Anatolievich Kurakin (During civil war he was Minister of finance in the Northern Region government in Arkhangelsk) and one of the members of the Board of Governors of the State Emission Savings Bank - Sir Emmanuel Musgrave Harvey

Printer: Waterlow & Sons Limited, London England.
Watermark: lines.
Size: 99 × 158 mm.

North Russia banknotes 1918 - 1919

10 Kopeks      20 Kopeks      50 Kopeks      1 Ruble      3 Rubles 

5 Rubles      10 Rubles      25 Rubles      100 Rubles      500 Rubles