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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

500-Ruble Banknote

    The 500-Ruble banknote is designed on the basis of the Bank of Russia 500,000-Ruble banknote of the 1995 issue. It is a 150 mm by 65 mm piece of paper of light-violet hue, containing violet, red and light-green fibres. The predominant colour of the banknote is violet-blue. The paper has local watermarks in the left-hand and right-hand coupon fields. In the wide coupon field is the head of the monument to Peter the Great and in the narrow coupon field is the figure 500. The paper contains a vertical security thread, which becomes visible when the note is held to the light, and the thread carries the recurrent, direct and reverse motto "", printed in black.

    In the upper part of the obverse side of the banknote is a Bank of Russia logo, printed with a paint that changes its colour from yellow-green to red-orange when the note is viewed from different angles, the figure 500, printed in a violet colour and the embossed inscription "" (Bank of Russia Note). In the centre is an engraving showing the monument to Peter the Great in Arkhangelsk with a sailing ship and sea terminal in the background. Below is the figure 500, printed with a silvery paint, the inscription "Counterfeiting Bank of Russia Notes Is an Indictable Crime", signs for people with poor sight, a stylised ribbon with the motto "Arkhangelsk" and the denomination in words "" (Five Hundred Rubles). The ribbon contains the Cyrillic letters PP, which become visible when the note is scrutinised under the oblique incident light (kipp-effect). On the left of central part of the note is a multi-coloured ornamental vertical band. In the lower part of the right-hand coupon field is an ornamental grey-coloured rosette with a light-coloured figure 500 to the left and to the right and another figure 500, painted crimson, in the centre. In the centre of the narrow left-hand coupon field are the code and serial number of the banknote, printed in red, 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 500 in patterned rosettes and between them are microprinted violet-coloured bands made of the figure 500. In the centre is an engraved picture of the Solovetsky Monastery. Underneath is a large figure 500, the denomination in words "" (Five Hundred Rubles), four horizontal violet-coloured double lines with the recurrent light-coloured microprinted motto "" and the issue year 1997, printed with a crimson paint. On the right in the central part is a vertical ornamental band, whose untinged elements are filled with the colour of the corresponding elements of the ornamental band on the obverse side of the note when it is held to the light.