Banknote 25 rubles 1866-1886 of the Russian Empire
1866, 1870, 1872, 1876
"State credit / ticket. / Upon presentation, it is issued from the Bank of Russia / TWENTY FIVE / RUBLES / in silver or gold coin ". Below are the printed (facsimile) signatures of the manager and one of the cashiers. On the left are imperial regalia, as well as the small Russian State Emblem of 1857. On the right side, the figure is "25".
The text of the "extract from the Highest Manifesto on credit cards" was repeated four times. Also there are two small guilloche rosettes on top, with figures "25" between which there is a portrait of Alexei Mikhailovich (from the portrait of the tsar from the Romanov Gallery of the Hermitage).
On the upper corners figure "25", in the lower corners and the word "rub", on top of the center the abbreviation "GKB", is lower than the year of issue.
Expedition of State Credit Tickets
Date of issue
On March 15, 1868, according to the decree of March 11, 1868 (No. 45652).
Date of impressment
It was exchanged for tickets of the model of 1887 according to the decree of May 25, 1888 (No. 5229), starting from January 1, 1890 to January 1, 1893. Canceled: May 1, 1894.
Paper made from pure hemp.
The background is lilac. Drawing and printing of black color.
ГОСУДАРСТВЕННЫЙ КРЕДИТНЫЙ БИЛЕТЪ." (The letter "G" has patterns and vignettes), below the small print - "По предъявленiи выдается изъ разменной кассы Государственного Банка", Further denomination is large -"ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ", Under the face value of handwritten font - "серебряною или золотою монетою.".
"МИХАИЛЪ ФЕДОРОВИЧЪ ГОСУДАРЬ ЦАРЬ И ВЕЛИКIЙ КНЯЗЬ ВСЕЯ РОСIИ САМОДЕРЖЕЦЪ". On the sides there are guilloche rosettes with the numbers "10". Under the portrait the date is "1870.". At the top of the line is "ИЗВЛЕЧЕНIЕ ИЗЪ ВЫСОЧАЙШАГО МАНИФЕСТА О КРЕДИТНЫХЪ БИЛЕТАХЪ."