Izvestia reports with reference to Alekseev's statement that the new hundred-ruble bill will be introduced into circulation gradually, since banks need time to adjust equipment for it - ATMs and calculating machines.
“The updated bill will differ from the previous one not only in its image - it will have Red Square, Zaryadye, Shukhov Tower and the main building of Moscow State University - but also in a shade of color”, - Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.
According to the Central Bank, in the coming years, new and currently used banknotes will circulate in parallel, just as it happens now with different modifications of our other banknotes. And this is in line with international practice.
The Central Bank announced plans to update the design of banknotes at the end of March.
The 1997 banknote in circulation was introduced into mass circulation in 1998. It has a size of 150 * 65 mm, made on high quality cotton paper in a light pink shade.
“The paper contains fibers of light green, red and violet colors, as well as a security thread located vertically and visible through the transmission. The paper has local watermarks on the left and right of the coupon fields”, - the RF Central Bank reports.
The main image of the front side is a quadriga on the portico of the Bolshoi Theater building, on the back is the Bolshoi Theater building in Moscow.
The predominant color of the banknote is brown-green. The banknote has several machine-readable security features. The banknote has two serial numbers located on the face of the banknote and consisting of a two-letter series designation and seven numbers.