PMG's Featured Note of the Month: Russia 2014 Olympic Commemorative

Posted on 1/18/2022

As we get ready for the latest Winter Games, we look back at a previous banknote issued to celebrate the international competition.

Russia 2014 100 Rubles - Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Commemorative graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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Country: Russia

Catalog Number: Pick# 274

Date: 2014

Denomination: 100 Rubles

Varieties: The varieties are Pick# 274a (AA prefix), Pick# 274b (aa prefix) and Pick# 274c (Aa prefix).

What makes it special? This banknote was issued for the 2014 Olympic Games, which Russia hosted in 2014 at Sochi, a southern resort community on the Black Sea. Fisht Stadium, the site of the opening and closing ceremonies, is shown on the back of the note.

Did you know? The 2022 Winter Olympics begin February 4 with an opening ceremony in Beijing. The record 109 events in the upcoming Winter Games include seven new ones that have been added, one of which is mixed team snowboard cross. (A snowboarder is shown on the Russian note.)

Total graded by PMG: PMG has graded 287 of Pick# 274a, 608 of Pick# 274b and 611 of Pick# 274c, as well as three Specimens.

PMG median grade: The vast majority of these notes are found in PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ.

PMG highest graded: There are 4 examples of Pick# 274a, 3 examples of Pick# 274b and 1 example of Pick# 274c that have been graded PMG 68 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ

Sales highlights: Several examples of this modern commemorative are listed on eBay for under $50.

PMG Registry: This note is part of Russia Complete, 1905-Date, P9-Date, Type Set, which is currently led by Collectoroldthings's Russia set (that includes a Pick# 274a graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ) as well as Bank Of Russia, 1992-Date, Issued Notes, Including Varieties, which is currently led by star555's Moon Bank Of Russia 1992-Date Set (that includes a Pick# 274a graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ).

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