Bank of Russia issues a commemorative banknote
100 ruble commemorative banknote celebrates the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The banknote enters circulation 22.05.2018. It is the first polymer banknote put into circulation by the Bank of Russia.
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The design of the front of the banknote symbolizes a link between generations: a boy is dreaming to repeat the achievements of great football players like Lev Yashin, a goalkeeper whose name is written into the history of the world football.
The back of the note features a stylized image of the globe in the form of a football with a colour image of the territory of Russian Federation outlined on it. Below emphasizing the ball’s movement, there are the names of the cities hosting the playoffs. At the top of the back of the banknote, there are silhouettes of football fans printed in the colours of the Russian flag.
The use of the polymer substrate has made it possible to incorporate visual security features that can be checked from both sides of the banknote thanks to the polymer transparency. For example, a bright holographic image is observed at the top on both sides of the banknote.
Line marks at the edges of the front of the banknote have raised relief and can be identified by touch.
QR-code on the front side of banknote contains a link to the page of the Bank of Russia website with the description of the note’s security features.
The official logotype and emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ become visible under ultraviolet light.
Roughly 20 million notes will be brought into circulation.