In the manufacture of the five - thousandth bill, English paper with a watermark 'mosaic' was used-a pattern of flowers with 4 petals in a circle, the unused stock of which the whites managed to take out during the evacuation from Novorossiysk.
The numbering of the Feodosian banknotes begins at the end of the alphabet-with the YAA-001 series; then there were YAB, as on my YAB 078 bill; then-YAV and YAG.
What does the letter I have to do with it? The fact is that the word Theodosia in the old spelling began with the letter 'Fita'. And in order not to confuse the letter 'Fita 'with the similar letter' O ' and not to associate it with Odessa, where the tickets of the State Treasury of the Main Command of the VSSUR were printed, they decided to use not the first letter in the word FeodosiA, but the last one for the numbering of banknotes.
On November 14, 1920, the Red troops under the command of M. V. Frunze took Feodosia, and the printing of Don rubles of all denominations ceased forever.
The cessation of printing was followed by the withdrawal of the Don currency from circulation throughout the country of the Soviets-from 1921 everywhere.
But during the period of the highest military successes of the white movement, these banknotes, which did not have a gold content, were accepted far beyond the Don region - from Bessarabia in the east to Turkestan in the west, from Georgia in the south to Kursk and Orel in the north, and they were even quoted on the stock exchange in Constantinople.