The times they are a changing or are they?
For those who are as old as I am, we remember well the Berlin Wall coming down and the dissolution of the former Soviet Union in the early nineties. With those sweeping changes, came a host of new countries and with those new states, new currencies to the delight to us numismatics. The situation, as you all know, continues to be fluid and it will be interesting to see how the conflict in Ukraine plays out in the coming months and years and how that will affect the independence of these new countries that were part of the old Soviet Bloc. They are independent today and of course issue their own currency.
For those of you banknote enthusiasts who are following the events involving countries of the former Soviet Union, we offer the following collection of Banknotes of Countries from the Former Soviet Bloc.
Banknotes from the countries of the old Soviet Bloc
|Armenia||Armenia Dram Banknotes|
|Azerbaijan||Azerbaijan Manat Banknotes|
|Belarus||Belarus Roubles Banknotes|
|Estonia||Estonia Krooni Banknotes.php|
|Georgia||Georgia Lirasi Banknotes|
|Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan Tengetiyn Banknotes|
|Krygyzstan||Kyrgyzstan Tyin and Som Banknotes|
|Latvia||Latvia Lats Banknotes|
|Lithuania||Lithuania Litu and Talons Banknotes|
|Moldova||Moldova Lei Banknotes|
|Russia||Russia Roubles Banknotes|
|Tajikistan||Tajikistan Dirham Banknotes|
|Turkmenistan||Turkmenistan Manat Banknotes|
|Ukraine||Ukraine Hryvinia and Karbovontsiv Banknotes|
|Uzbekistan||Uzbekistan Sum Banknotes|
I hope you enjoy perusing this collection of new notes (if we can say notes issued in 1991 are still new – but you know what I mean) that the dissolution of the USSR gave us. One’s mind can’t help wander (and wonder) what will the picture show if this happened in Europe – as Bob says “the times they are a changing.”
However, it always make me think that change is inevitable (except from a vending machine).