Russia Russia Central Asia Turkestan 100 Roubles 1918 PS1168
After the Russian Revolution in 1917, banknotes were issued by a vast number of entities until 1922 when the Soviet Union was established and a unified currency for the whole territory was introduced. These 100 rouble notes were issued for Turkestan in 1918 (PS1168).Russian Turkestan was a region of Central Asia which today consists of the republics of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Tajikistan, Kyrgystan and Kazakhstan. Its capital was Tashkent. The central vignette is a double headed eagle holding three shields. The design on the back incorporates another double headed eagle and a star and crescent alluding perhaps to the Turkic speaking population. If this note ever turns up it’s just one or maybe two at a time so we were delighted when a traveller recently sold us a small group in Good Fine-VF. A scarce note.