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Denominations of currency?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 24 Jun 2011, 08:37
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Post 11 Apr 2012, 17:46
What denominations of coins and paper bills were available? I am looking to try and collect soviet era rubles and kopeks but I need a bit of a starting point.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 11 Dec 2011, 09:04
Post 16 Jun 2012, 14:49
in 1961 and after
There was 1,3,5,10,25,50,100 rubles
and 1,2,3,5,10,15,20,50 kopecks and 1 ruble coin.
I have all of them except the 100 ruble note.
The average salary of an soviet worker in the mid 80s was
about 200 rubles which was 320 dollars at that time.
If you consider the inflation it is about 680 dollars in 2012 US dollars.
And the hospital was free and school,house rent,basic goods was almost free.
The wage of Bhreznev was 900 rubles in 1975 and Gorbachevs salary was 1500 rubles in 1989 and in 1990 it was raised to 6000 rubles
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