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10 ruble Russian banknote

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Value  10 Russian ruble
Height  65 mm
Paper type  Cotton
Width  150 mm
Security features  Shadow image
Years of printing  1997-2004
10 ruble Russian banknote

The Russian ten ruble note was introduced in the 1998 Monetary reform, but was discontinued due to inflation. The most prominent color is light-brown in the background. The design was changed in 2001 and in 2004.


Current Issue

The first note was introduced in 1998. The front depicts the Kommunalny Bridge across the Yenisey River and Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel in Krasnoyarsk, which is also the city in the background. On the back is the Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Station.

2001 Redesign

On the 2001 redesign the main differences is under UV Light the "10" in the lower left corner will glow.

2004 Redesign

The main differences are on the 2004 redesign are the randomly colored fibers distributed through the note. It was also added a see-through metallic thread on the back.

Security features

Some of the security feature are there is a metallic thread on the back. There are two watermarks: on the left is a church steeple, on the right is the denomination "10". A black strip runs through the note, when looking at it from the back, the metallic thread should line up perfectly with the black strip when held up to the light. Next to the church on the bill is a banner when held up to the light it should match up perfectly to the other side, which has the same design. When tilted at a 45 degree angle the area around the church steeple should change color, also when you do it to the horizontal banner on the bottom the letters "PP" will appear. Under UV Light the threads and the up and down strip should glow.


10 ruble Russian banknote Wikipedia