DenominationAs it was in 1961
the Senior generation remembers an exchange of money of 1961 without special emotions. People about same speak: was not vanities, especially indignations. Term for an exchange has been allocated quite sufficient, therefore problems with replacement of denominations have not arisen. It was possible to pay, for example, in shop “ old “ and delivery to receive “ new “ money.
anybody did not know in advance anything about reform. Even workers of establishments of the State Bank. Pensioner Clara Nikolaevna Titov who at that time supervised over State Bank branch in a city May Day the Saratov region, has told to us that the sealed packages about which contents it was known nothing, have been received in good time. However have opened them only on New Year`s Eve. In a zero of hours ten minutes have shown to workers of regional and regional branches of the State Bank new denominations and have explained an event essence. It was entrusted to them to spend explanatory work among workers of area.
a bit later on television have composed some plain plots about currency reform. For example, such. The elegant young woman with contempt rejects a sharp sock of a fashionable shoe the copeck which has got under feet. The same, but after reform: after second meditation the coin is carefully lifted.
the overwhelming majority of the Soviet citizens has learnt about new money in the morning on January, 1st. Eyewitnesses remember that this message especially has not disturbed anybody. As money at people was not so much, and terms of the exchange were quite comprehensible. It became However, fast enough clearly that purchasing capacity old ten and new rouble strongly differs in favour of the first: “ Happened, you will go with ten to shop so then a family it is possible to feed week, and rouble and per day did not suffice “. At the general almost identical poverty of comparison went basically on matches and salt: earlier for 10 copecks it was possible to buy the big pack of salt, now for copeck - boxes of matches (it and at old denominations cost copeck). There was it first of all because copper money advantage 1, did not begin to change 2 and 3 copecks. Accordingly, say, lastik, costing and before reform 1 copeck, has risen in price since January, 1st, 1961 in 10 times.
children have suffered from it basically. If earlier to them without serious consequences gave out on a five-copeck coin on cinema and 20 copecks on ice-cream now parents became more hard-fisted: The ticket in a cinema remained in the former price, and purchasing capacity of a five-copeck coin has essentially increased.
new money even was pleasant. Old denominations were big and consequently inconvenient. It is amusing that as new money was printed at different factories, at first denominations of the same face value differed in the sizes.
to forge new money became even before their occurrence in circulation. For example, in the morning on January, 1st, 1967 cashiers of the Kiev station hung up on a wall the long list with numbers false 25 - rublevok the new sample. In the people, truth, said that these denominations any not false, but stolen.