Russia new 500-ruble note confirmed


500 rubles (US$16.65), 2010. Introduced 6 September 2011. Like P271 but with the following changes:

  • The color and styling of the front and back of the partially modified.
  • Dated 2010 at bottom left front.
  • Embedded security fibers in paper.
  • Wide windowed security thread.
  • Tactile elements for the sight impaired.
  • Rainbow moire pattern.
  • Horizontal novel serial numbering at left.
  • Magnetic properties added.
  • New UV printing.

The most substantial change to the design is on the back, which now features a correct view of the Solovetsky Monastery, which the preceding 500-ruble notes incorrectly depicted during its time as a concentration camp.

Courtesy of Andrey Kuvaldin and Sergei Balykhin.

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