Let us refer to the opinion of Vasily Vasilyevich Rozanov, a Russian writer and philosopher, and also a well – known numismatist, whose collection of 1,497 coins is now stored in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
In his essay 'From nature', he describes the impression of his contemporaries from the introduction of a new 10-ruble:
' ... this money is deeply incompetent… They look like a cotton rag. If you put it on a merchant's pillow, in the province it will not stand out at all on the pillowcase, it will merge with it... And behind, as if from an old printed book. There is no specific, one color, or even a predominant one… And purple, and green, and just gray, and red… The pink border, note-pink, not ... red!!!'
There is a rational grain in the above opinion: even my credit card RB 214550, being in a pressed state, fits the characteristic given to 10 rubles of the 1909 sample by this literary character – 'a bad piece of paper'.
And, nevertheless, for bonists in 2021, this paper is a collector's item: it was printed more than 100 years ago.