These six 1961 5 Ruble bank notes are in good condition with no folds or tears on them, as seen in the pics two of the notes have pen marks on them. In 1961, the ruble got a new coin version, but it was not made of precious metals as before; instead, it was a copper-nickel alloy. The new period of coins and banknotes lasted until the collapse of the Soviet Union and up until now.
Soviet rubles could be used only inside the country, and the banknotes issued in 1961 had translations of the banknote’s value in all the official languages of the Soviet Union. After the collapse of the USSR, new banknotes were issued that mainly had the same design but lacked translations in other languages.