The message reads, in part:
”In 1818, upon the order of Alexander I, the Expedition of State Paper Provision was founded in Russia and became an advanced enterprise in paper manufacturing, printing and banknote production. It manufactured the first postage stamp and unique book editions, as well as minted commemorative coins and medals. This is when the history of Goznak began.
The enterprise has come a long way, and its staff have managed to preserve and enrich the best traditions of their predecessors: engineers, technologists, print workers, press operators, as well as people of other professions. Due to this rich professional legacy and your responsible attitude, the technical solutions implemented at Goznak remain in demand worldwide. The quality, artistic standard and the level of security of Russian coins, banknotes and documents are deservedly considered the highest.“