noun (plural chervontsy)
- 1A pre-Revolutionary Russian gold coin, worth three roubles.More example sentences
- Sixty-six foreign chervonets [gold pieces of Dutch, Italian, or Austrian origin] were used for gilding.
- The Russian envoy procured an analogous sum of 5000 chervonets from Augustus III for the Polish Confederates.
- 1.1A currency note introduced by the Bolsheviks in 1922, worth ten roubles.More example sentences
- In 1924 the exchange rate of the new soviet karbovanets against the chervonets was set equal to 1: 10.
- The chervonets completely ousted ‘sovznaks’ from circulation becoming by 1924 the only currency.
- Coins began to be issued again in 1924, whilst paper money was issued in rubles for values below 10 rubles and in chervonets for higher denominations.