Russian Currency Ruble (RUB)

Russian currency

The currency of Russia is ruble (also spelled rouble). The ruble was also the currency of Russian Empire and Soviet Union. One ruble consists of 100 kopeikas. The ISO 4217 code of Russian currency is RUB.

Russia ruble history

The most known version of “ruble” word origin is that it is derived from Russian verb “rubit” (to chop). In early history of Russia the ruble was a piece chopped off a silver bar called grivna. That’s why later that term became the official name of Russian currency.

In present day Russia there are 6th types of banknotes (10 Rubles, 50 Rubles, 100 Rubles, 500 Rubles, 1000 Rubles, 5000 Rubles) and 7 types of coins (1 kopeika, 5 kopeikas, 10 kopeikas, 50 kopeikas, 1 Ruble, 5 Rubles, 10 Rubles).

Russian banknotes pictures

Russian 10 Rubles banknote front view Russian 10 Rubles banknote back view Russian 50 Rubles banknote front view Russian 50 Rubles banknote back view Russian 100 Rubles banknote front view Russian 100 Rubles banknote back view Russian 500 Rubles banknote front view Russian 500 Rubles banknote back view Russian 1000 Rubles banknote front view Russian 1000 Rubles banknote back view Russian 5000 Rubles banknote front view

The comments of our visitors

Vincent Isambert
500.000 Rubles banknote
The 500.000 Rubles Banknote is actually an interesting and rather scarce collectible (especially if in good condition ). I believe it is worth quite more than 17 USD. I am personally ready to pay between 30 and 90 USD for one, still depending on condition (30 for average, 90 for uncirculated or about uncirculated). If anyone has one, please send me an e-mail! Sincerely Vincent Isambert vincent.isambert (at) gmail.com

The questions of our visitors

Amelia asks: I have a 100,000 rubles dated 1995. Is it worth anything? And can I trade for US currency?
Expert's answer:
This banknote is no longer a means of payment and you can not exchange it in a bank. It has a small collection value, about 10-15 USD. So you can just keep it as an interesting souvenir.
Summer asks: My dad used to work overseas back in 90s. He has here a 1993 10,000 Russian rubles. Does it still has worth? If there is, could it still be changed here in the Philippines (or in any country)?
Expert's answer:
This banknote is not a valid means of payment and can not be exchanged. At current prices, it is 10 Russian rubles (about 0.2 US dollars). So you can just keep it as a souvenir.
casey asks: What is the historical value of a 1993, 1000 ruble bank note?
Expert's answer:
This note is not of great historical value, a lot of them were released into circulation in the 1990s. Today, the cost of it is less than 1 USD. But still it is a nice souvenir.

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