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        Bank of Russia Banknotes of 1997 Issue

5-ruble banknote
10-ruble banknote
50-ruble banknote
100-ruble banknote
500-ruble banknote
1000-ruble banknote
        Bank of Russia Banknotes of 1997 Issue (modified of 2004)

10-ruble banknote (modified of 2004)
50-ruble banknote (modified of 2004)
100-ruble banknote (modified of 2004)
500-ruble banknote (modified of 2004)
1000-ruble banknote (modified of 2004)

5-Ruble Banknote

50-Ruble Banknote

    The 50-Ruble banknote is designed on the basis of the Bank of Russia 50,000-Ruble banknote of the 1995 issue. It is a 150 mm by 65 mm piece of light-blue paper, containing violet, red and light-green fibres. Its predominant colour is blue. The paper has local watermarks in the left and right coupon fields. On the wide coupon field is the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Petersburg and on the narrow coupon field is the figure 50. A vertical security thread, which becomes visible when the note is held to the light, carries the recurrent, direct and reverse motto "", printed in black.

    In the upper part of the obverse side of the banknote is the Bank of Russia logo and the figure 50, printed with a dark-blue paint, and the embossed inscription "" (Bank of Russia Note). In the centre is an engraved picture of a sculpture at the foot of the Rostral Column in St. Petersburg on the River Neva embankment and in the background is a view of the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul. Below is the figure 50, printed with a silvery paint, the inscription "Counterfeiting Bank of Russia Notes Is an Indictable Crime", embossed signs for people with poor sight, the denomination in words "" (Fifty Rubles) and a stylised ribbon. The ribbon contains the Cyrillic letters PP, which become visible when the note is scrutinised under the oblique incident light (kipp-effect). In the lower part of the right-hand coupon field is an ornamental grey-coloured rosette with the light-coloured figure 50 to the left and to the right and another figure 50, printed a green-blue colour, in the centre. In the left part of the note is a vertical multi-coloured ornamental band. In the centre of the narrow left-hand coupon field are the code and serial number of the banknote, printed in a red-brown colour, and in the upper part of the wide right-hand coupon field are the code and serial number, printed in dark-green. The code consists of two letters and the serial number is composed of seven digits.

    In the upper left-hand and right-hand corners of the reverse side of the banknote is the figure 50 in patterned rosettes and microprinted blue horizontal lines made of the figure 50. In the centre is an engraved picture of the former stock exchange and the Rostral Column in St. Petersburg. Under the engraving is a decorative shield bearing the inscription "Sankt-Peterburg" and to the right are several dark horizontal bands with the recurrent light-coloured microprinted motto "" and a large figure 50. Underneath is the denomination in words "" (Fifty Rubles), printed in blue and black and the issue year 1997, printed in a violet colour. On the right in the central part is a vertical multi-coloured ornament, containing rhombs, whose untinged elements are filled with pink colour when the note is held to the light.