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2020-09-02 Other articles >

Transcaucasian ruble

the Second pancake – and also a lump


In November 1917, immediately after the Bolsheviks seized power in Petrograd, the Transcaucasian Commissariat was established in Tiflis, which assumed full power in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.

In February 1918, the Transcaucasian Commissars, without even waiting for the proclamation of a new state – the Transcaucasian democratic Federal Republic-on April 22, decided to issue new money in circulation under the name of 'Transcaucasian Commissariat bonds'. This is how the monetary sign was born, which received the unofficial name 'the first Transcaucasian ruble'.
The first Transcaucasian ruble was issued in the following denominations:
1 ruble;
3 rubles;
5 rubles;
10 rubles;
50 rubles;
100 rubles;
250 rubles.
Printing banknotes with inscriptions in Russian, Georgian, Azerbaijani, and Armenian in accordance with the requests of the commissioners of Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia is a simple matter, and finding a consensus on the fundamental issues of politics and economy of the new Federation has proved much more difficult.
Without agreement, at the end of may 1918, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia decided to dissolve the Transcaucasian Federation, which had not lasted six months, and declared their independence in turn. And in September 1918, they decided to stop issuing joint Bon-independence and independence in everything.

Having fully experienced all the delights of independence, in 1922 Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia decided to make a second attempt at integration in the geographically isolated region of Transcaucasia: they formed the Union Council, which in one of its first decrees proclaimed the integration of national monetary systems into a single whole and the issue of a single money – the 'monetary sign of the Federation of the Socialist Soviet republics of Transcaucasia'.
This is how the second Transcaucasian ruble was born.
The design of the second ruble clearly illustrated the political orientation of the new Transcaucasian Federation: on the reverse – a huge five-pointed star with a hammer and sickle inside, on the obverse-a government building with a flag, which was the same five-pointed star. From this building came the popular name of the monetary sign - 'palaces'.
The second Transcaucasian ruble differed from the first ruble in that it was much larger in size.
And according to the issued denominations the second Transcaucasian ruble looked even more impressive:
1,000 rubles (1923);
5,000 rubles (1923);
10,000 rubles (1923);
25,000 rubles(1923);
50,000 rubles (1923);
100,000 rubles (1923);
250,000 rubles (1923);
500,000 rubles (1923);
1,000,000 rubles (1923);
5,000,000 rubles (1923);
10,000,000 rubles (1923);
25,000,000 rubles (1924);
50,000,000 rubles (1924);
75,000,000 rubles (1924);
100,000,000 rubles (1924);
250,000,000 rubles (1924);
1,000,000,000 rubles (1924);
10,000,000,000 rubles (1924).
In April 1924, they decided to stop and stop issuing Transcaucasian rubles – especially since by this time the zsf Had already become part of the USSR.
It is a Pity that they stopped: just the 1 billion and 10 billion bills are considered the most successful in artistic and printing terms by the bonists.

And the Transcaucasian rubles that have come into my collection-series A-02028 with a face value of 10 thousand rubles and series A-22014 with a face value of 50 million rubles – are more correctly attributed to monetary signs of a small face value, if you evaluate these zeros by their purchasing power.
In April 1924, they decided to stop and stop issuing Transcaucasian rubles – especially since by this time the zsf Had already become part of the USSR.
It is a Pity that they stopped: just the 1 billion and 10 billion bills are considered the most successful in artistic and printing terms by the bonists.

And the Transcaucasian rubles that have come into my collection-series A-02028 with a face value of 10 thousand rubles and series A-22014 with a face value of 50 million rubles – are more correctly attributed to monetary signs of a small face value, if you evaluate these zeros by their purchasing power.

Закавказские рубли

10 000 рублей 1923 г.

Country : Закавказская демократическая федеративная республика
Value : 10 000 рубль
Year : 1923
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3 рубля 1918 г.

Country : Закавказская демократическая федеративная республика
Value : 3 рубль
Year : 1918
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50 000 000 рублей 1924 г.

Country : Закавказская демократическая федеративная республика
Value : 50 000 000 рубль
Year : 1924
Quantity :
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