Manvatkar R. writes: Dear Coin Doc, I have a Russian 100 Rouble note of the year 1910. It is also large in size. On one side it has a picture of some queen at the centre and a half-nude man on the left. The right side quarter of the note is blank and has a watermark of the same queen. Can you tell me more about this note and its current value??
The 1910 series 100 ruble notes were heavily hoarded, especially after the Russian Revolution in 1917 (100 Rubles was a good deal of money and they were saved with the hope that they would be spendable again someday). The notes are large, 258 x 121 mm. They are brown notes with a multicolored underprinting and feature a man with a sword and a neat portrait of Catherine II (The Great).
Collector value depends on grade (condition) and signature. Range from low grade to uncirculated: US $1 – $20.