3 rubles of the 1918 sample-printed in Novorossiysk
The Don 3 rubles - in accordance with the Russian tradition-were green.
They were printed, like the Don tickets with a face value of 1 ruble, on paper without watermarks, and had a size slightly larger than 1 Don ruble - 150 mm X 90 mm.
It should be recognized that 3 Don rubles look more interesting than 1 Don ruble.
The obverse of the banknote is dominated by the image of a double-headed Bilibino eagle without imperial regalia, which crouched with its paws on a decorative wreath resting on a garland of stylized leaves.
On the back – the same size wreath frames the Roman numeral of the nominal value - 'III'.
All this is against the background of a green pattern made up of cells from the same number '3', but in the usual Indo – Arabic version.
The text on the 3-ruble banknote is identical to the text on the 1-ruble banknote - with the obvious exception of the nominal value, namely:
- mention of the issuer in the person of the Rostov n / A Office of the State Bank;
- indication of the sphere of circulation of the banknote-acceptance by both Government agencies and individuals;
- warning of liability for forgery-however, without mentioning a specific penalty.