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Russia 500 Roubles 2010 (2011)

Item Code: RU-271D

Front: Bank logo with double-headed eagle. Famous sights of Arkhangel'sk: Monument to Peter the Great (Peter I) (erected
in 1911. Sculptor: Mark Matveevich Antokolsky) and tall-ship Sedov (sailing ship and sail training vessel, originally named the
Magdalene Vinnen II) and the sea terminal in Arkhangel'sk. Back: Solovetsky* Monastery (Solovki Prison Camp - Gulag) on
the Great Solovetsky Island in the Onega Bay of the White Sea, Solovetsky District, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russian Federation.
Watermark: Peter the Great; Electrotype '500'. Main colours: Violet-brown and blue. Artist: Unknown.
Signatures: None.
Issuer: Bank of Russia. Date of Issue: 1 January 1998 / 6 September 2011. Date of withdrawal: N/a. Legal tender: Yes.
Material: Cotton paper.
Printer: Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Goznak" (State Insignia), Moscow.

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Dimensions: 151 x 65 mm
Banknotes of 2010 modification have the following main differences:
  • security fibres of two types are embedded in the paper (two-coloured and one-coloured grey ones);
  • a security thread is embedded in the paper. It comes out on a surface on the front of the banknote in the shape of a window;
  • there is a multitone & highlight watermark on the right unprinted area;
  • on the front of the banknote at the edges of unprinted areas there are fine relief line marks;
  • on the front of the banknote the colour-shifting effect on the one-coloured area to the left of the main image has been changed;
  • the height of figures of the left serial number smoothly increases from the left to the right;
  • on the back of the banknote the main image and the multicoloured ornamental stripe has been changed;
  • some elements of the image have magnetic properties;
  • under UV and IR light the banknote images differ in some aspects from the images of the banknotes of previous modifications;
  • the emblem of the Bank of Russia is made with optically-variable ink (OVI).


Remark: In Sami (Saami) language "Suollek", in Karelian "Solokka" and in Lithuanian "Sala" all means "islands".
"Solovetskie" name is believed to have originated from one or some of those words.


Texts: Bilet Banka Rossii. Pyat'sot Rubley. Five Hundred Roubles. Poddelka biletov Banka Rossii presleduetsya po zakonu.

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