Top Grade 1878 Russian Empire 5 Rubles Featured in August 2021 Auction

​Our official World Paper Money auction for the ANA World’s Fair of Money will feature lot 30420, an Imperial Russia P-A43 State Credit Note 5 1878 Rubles in PMG Very Fine 30. A later date, 1878, is found on this 5 Rubles State Credit Note. Arms are depicted at left on the obverse, with a crown above. The reverse of the note displays Dmitry Donskoy, who would go down in Russian history for his defeat of the Tatars in 1380 at the Battle of Kulikovo. PMG has graded just nine examples of this pick number, with this example tied for the top grade.

PMG Pop 2/None Finer. PMG comments "Internal Tears." This example hails from the Ricardo Collection.

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA auction has been posted to our website for bidding and viewing. To consign your U.S. paper money and world paper money to a future sale, contact a consignment specialist at 800-458-4646 or visit For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in registering to bid, email your inquiry to: .

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