Russia, Alexander III 25 roubles 1909 P12 VG
Issued in 1909, just 8 years before the Russian Revolution, these 25 roubles feature an impressive portrait of Alexander III on the back (P12) He was Tsar of Russia from 1881 until 1894. He became Tsar after the assassination of his father Alexander II. The front has a fairly simple design with Imperial crowned double headed eagle on the front and sunburst underprint design. Alexander’s stern portrait is on the back.