Description:

 

The Bank of Russia has issued a silver three-ruble coin to commemorate Russia’s hosting of the XVI FINA games in Kazan, Russia.

FINA is the Fédération internationale de natation, an international swimming federation that is recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The XVI FINA games are the 16th World Championships organized by the federation. The event is held every other year.

The .925 silver coin has a limited mintage of 5,000 pieces and is struck in proof. The coin’s reverse is colorized. Issue date for the Kazan three-ruble coin was July 22, 2015.

 

Obverse: In the center, the two-headed eagle, which is the emblem of the Bank of Russia. Underneath the eagle is the inscription: Банк России (Bank of Russia). The eagle is surrounded by a beaded circle. Between the beaded circle and the rim is the following text: ТРИ РУБЛЯ (three rubles), and 2015 Г[од]. In addition, along the rim of the coin is the coin’s metallic purity, represented as “AG 925”, “31,1” representing the coin’s weight, and the mark of the Saint Petersburg Mint.

Reverse: In the center, the colorized logo of the XVI FINA World Championships held in Kazan, Russia. The logo features six pictograms that represent the event’s major competitions: swimming, diving, open water swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming, and the high dive. Wrapping around the perimeter of the coin is the following inscription: XVI ЧЕМПИОНАТ МИРА ПО ВОДНЫМ ВИДАМ СПОРТА В г. КАЗАНИ (XVI World Championship for Water Sports in the City of Kazan). At the bottom of the coin is the inscription, in English, FINA World Championships Kazan, Russia 2015.

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Russian Federation
Year Of Issue:  2015
Denomination:  3 Rubles
Mint Mark:  Saint Petersburg
Mintage:  5000
Alloy:  .925 Silver
Weight:  31.1 grams
Diameter:  39 mm
OBV Designer
REV Designer  Sergey Kornilov
Quality:  Proof

 

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