Transnistria commemorates the Russian revolution

Recently I fantasized what the new Russian banknotes would have looked like had the Soviet Union not collapsed. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution and you bet those old Commies would have marked that occassion with a nice commemorative banknote. Sadly, or luckily depending on your political orientation, the Soviet Union has ceased to exist so no commemorative banknotes from Russia this year celebrating Lenin & friends.

But does that mean that this historical event isn't remembered at all for us notaphilists? No. Leave it up to the Transnistrian Republican Bank to remember, remember the 7th of November. Or 25 October according to the old Julian calendar. Their flag kind of gave it away right?

The tiny break-away state which is formally a part of Moldova and isn't recognized by any official UN-member state, has issued two new commemorative notes of 1- and 5-ruble celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. No more that 5,000 pieces of each denomination will be issued. A total of 2,983 pieces of each denomination were issued into circulation. 2,017 pieces of each denomination are packaged in booklets (two banknotes in a set) and sold as a numismatic product.

The two new banknotes have a similar size and design as the banknotes which were issued in 2012. There is however a special marking on the right side of the banknote showing the Order of the October Revolution with the inscriptions: "100 YEARS" at the top and "OCTOBER REVOLUTION" (both in Russian of course) at the bottom.

Steven Woensdag 08 November 2017 at 09:21 am | | news
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