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South Russia 1920 5 Rubles Remainder Offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 Auction

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

Author: Chris Dahncke / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Categories: Paper Money of the Week

Our official World Paper Money auction for the ANA World's Fair of Money will feature lot 30437, a South Russia 5 Rubles P-S437 ND (1920) in PCGS Banknote About Uncirculated 55.

The White Russian Army lost the city of Sevastopol, located in the Crimean Peninsula, in November of 1920. The White Army was forced to evacuate the peninsula and thus gave up the Southern Front to the Red Army. This note was intended to be issued in 1920 by the South Russian Government, however the series was never issued due to the loss of Crimea. Interestingly, this series was printed by Waterlow & Sons in London, and the offered example appears to be an unfinished remainder, with only the front design printed. The reverse print is completely missing but should have displayed the Imperial Russian double headed eagle design. The paper is watermarked with a mosaic design. Scarce, and likely missing from most South Russia or Russian Civil War paper money collections.

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA auction has been posted to our website for bidding and viewing. To consign your U.S. paper money and world paper money to a future sale, contact a consignment specialist at 800-458-4646 or visit StacksBowers.com. For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in registering to bid, email your inquiry to: [email protected]​.​