By Bank of Russia ……
 

On March 15, 2016, the Bank of Russia issued two precious metal commemorative coins into circulation:

  • The 10-Ruble “Belgorod Region” entry in the “Russian Federation” series, and
  • The 10-Ruble “Staraya Russa” coin in the “Cities of Military Glory” series

Russian Federation: Belgorod Region

The bimetallic “Belgorod Region” coin has a diameter of 27.0 mm and consists of two parts: an inner disc made of white metal and an outer ring made from a yellow metal. The rim is raised on both obverse and reverse. The edge of the coin is corrugated and bears the inscriptions “ten rubles”, repeated twice and divided by asterisks.

Outer ring inscriptions on the obverse include: at the top – “BANK OF RUSSIA”; at the bottom – «2016». To the left and right of the outer ring are images of laurel and oak, respectively. In the center of the inner metal disc are the numeral “10” and the inscription “rubles” under it. Inside of the figure “0” is a security element in the form of the number “10” and the inscription “rub”, which can be observed from different angles to the plane of the coin.

At the bottom of the disc is the mint mark.

obverse, Russia 2016 Russian Federation: Belgorod Region 10 Ruble Bimetallic Commemorative Coin; image courtesy Bank of Russia

The reverse side of the inner disc features the emblem of the Belgorod region. Inscriptions along the outer ring include: at the top – “the Russian Federation”; at the bottom – “Belgorod Region”.

reverse, Russia 2016 Russian Federation: Belgorod Region 10 Ruble Bimetallic Commemorative Coin; image courtesy Bank of Russia

The circulating Russian commemorative coin has a mintage limit of 10 million units.

Cities of Military Glory: Staraya Russa

The “Staraya Russa” coin is yellow and has a diameter of 22.0 mm. The rim is raised on the front and back sides of the coin and the edge is corrugated with alternating areas having a different number of reeds.

The obverse inscriptions along the rim include: at the top – “BANK OF RUSSIA”; at the bottom – «2016». To the left and right are images of laurel and oak, respectively. In the center is the numeral “10” and the inscription “rubles” under it to indicate the denomination of the coin. Inside of the figure “0” is a security element in the form of the number “10” and the inscription “rub”, which can be observed from different angles to the plane of the coin. At the bottom is the mint mark.

obverse, Russia 2016 Cities of Military Glory: Staraya russa 10 Ruble Commemorative Coin

On the reverse side of the coin is a relief image of the emblem of the city of Staraya Russa. Inscriptions along the rim include: at the top – “City of Military Glory” on the ribbon; at the bottom – “Staraya Russa”.

reverse, Russia 2016 Cities of Military Glory: Staraya russa 10 Ruble Commemorative Coin

The circulating Russian commemorative coin has a mintage limit of 10 million units.

The coins featured above are legal tender within the territory of the Russian Federation and must be accepted at face value in all kinds of payments without any restrictions.

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On April 29, the Bank of Russia released the following commemorative precious metal coins into circulation:

  • Three 2-Ruble silver coins from the series “Red Book” featuring images of the Pallas’ cat (manul), the Red Kite and the Alcinous butterfly,
  • A silver 3-Ruble “Hockey World Cup 2016” commemorative coin, and
  • A silver 3-Ruble “Russia-ASEAN Summit” commemorative coin

Red Book Series

The 2-Ruble .925 fine silver coins of the Red Book Series weigh 15.55 g and have a diameter of 33.0 mm. Each side of the coins has a raised rim.

On the obverse of each coin is a relief image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation, along with the inscriptions: “The Russian Federation”, “BANK OF RUSSIA”, the denomination of the coin – “2 rubles,” and the date – “2016”. There are also designations of the metal from the periodic table of elements, the fineness, the trade mark of the Moscow Mint and the fine metal content.

obverse, Russia 2016 Red Book Series 2 Ruble Silver Coin

The reverse sides feature the following:

– Catalog number 5110-0141 features a relief image of Pallas’s cat, otherwise known as a manul. On the top left of the circle there is the inscription “MANUL”.

reverse, Russia 2016 Red Book Series: Manul 2 Ruble Silver Coin

– The second coin (catalog number 5110-0142) features a relief image of a red kite. At the top there is the inscription “Red Kite” in a circle.

reverse, Russia 2016 Red Book Series: Red Kite 2 Ruble Silver Coin

– The third coin (catalog number 5110-0143) features a relief image of the alcinous butterfly. In the lower right is the inscription “alkyne” in a circle.

reverse, Russia 2016 Red Book Series: Alcinous 2 Ruble Silver Coin

The edge of each Proof quality coin is corrugated. There is a mintage limit of seven thousand per type.

Ice Hockey World Championship 2016

The 3-Ruble .925 fine silver coin commemorating the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship (catalog number 5111-0331) weighs 31.1 g and has a diameter of 39.0 mm. Each side features a raised rim.

The obverse features a relief image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation. The inscriptions: “The Russian Federation”, “BANK OF RUSSIA”, the coin’s denomination and the date – “2016” are also found there. The designation of the metal according to the periodic table of elements, the fineness, the trademark of the St. Petersburg Mint and the fine metal content are also inscribed on the obverse.

obverse, Russia 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship 2016 3 Ruble Silver Coin

On the reverse side of the coin is a relief image of a hockey player on a background of latitude and longitude lines. To the left is the inscription “World Hockey Championship”; in a circle to the right is the date “2016”.

reverse, Russia 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship 2016 3 Ruble Silver Coin

The edge of this Proof quality coin is corrugated. There is a mintage limit of five thousand pieces.

Russia-ASEAN Summit

The 3-Ruble .925 fine silver coin commemorating the 2016 Russia-ASEAN Summit weighs 31.1 g and has a diameter of 39.0 mm. The rim is raised on both sides.

On the obverse: the relief image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation, plus the inscriptions “The Russian Federation”, “BANK OF RUSSIA”, the denomination of the coin and the date – “2016”.The designation of the metal according to the periodic table of elements, the fineness, the trade mark of the Moscow Mint and the fine metal content are also included.

obverse, Russia 2016 Russia-ASEAN Summit 3 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

On the reverse side of the coin is an image made in color of the Sochi Russia-ASEAN Summit 2016 logo.

reverse, Russia 2016 Russia-ASEAN Summit 3 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

The edge of this Proof quality coin is corrugated. There is a mintage limit of two thousand pieces.

The coins are legal tender within the territory of the Russian Federation and must be accepted at face value in all kinds of payments without any restrictions.

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On May 31, 2016 the Central Bank of the Russian Federation issued the following precious metal commemorative coins:

  • Two 1-Ruble silver proof coins – “LA-5” (catalogue number 5109-0115) and “SU-25” (catalogue number 5109-0116) of the series “The History of Russian Aviation”;
  • A 25-Ruble silver proof coin – “The Grand Peterhof Palace” (catalogue number 5115-0117) of the series “Architectural Monuments of Russia”;
  • 3-Ruble (catalogue number 5111-0336) and 25-Ruble (catalogue number 5115-0118) silver proof coins from the “Museum Treasury – Armoury Chamber” Series;
  • A 3-Ruble silver proof coin (catalogue number 5111-0333) – “Tercentenary of the Foundation of Omsk”;
  • A 3-Ruble silver proof coin (catalogue number 5111-0334) – “The 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum”;
  • A 3-Ruble silver proof coin (catalogue number 5111-0335) – “The 150th Anniversary of the Approval of the Notary System Regulations”.

History of Russian Aviation

Two 1-Ruble .925 silver proof coins weighing 7,78 g with a diameter of 25.0 mm from the “History of Russian Aviation” commemorative coin series have been issued. Each type has a mintage limit of 3,000 pieces. The rim is raised on both sides of each coin along the circumference, and each issue has a corrugated edge.

The obverse side of the coins has a relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation. The inscriptions “РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), “БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination “1 РУБЛЬ” (1 RUBLE), the year “2016”, an indication of the metal according to the periodic table, the silver purity, the trade mark of the Saint Petersburg Mint and the fine precious metal content are all included.

obverse, Russia 2016 History of Russian Aviation 1 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

LA-5

The reverse of the silver proof coin “LA-5” depicts a relief image of LA-5 aircraft against a coloured background. There are inscriptions: “ИСТОРИЯ РУССКОЙ АВИАЦИИ” (THE HISTORY OF RUSSIAN AVIATION) performed in colour along the circumference and “ЛА-5” (LA-5) to the right of the aircraft.

reverse, Russia 2016 History of Russian Aviation: LA-5 1 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

SU-25

The reverse of the silver proof coin “SU-25” bears a relief image of a SU-25 aircraft against a coloured background. There are inscriptions: “ИСТОРИЯ РУССКОЙ АВИАЦИИ” (THE HISTORY OF RUSSIAN AVIATION) performed in colour along the circumference and “СУ-25” (SU-25) at the bottom.

reverse, Russia 2016 History of Russian Aviation: SU-25 1 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

Architectural Monuments of Russia: Grand Peterhof Palace

A 25-Ruble .925 fine sterling silver proof coin weighing 155,5 g and with a diameter of 60.0 mm has been issued with a mintage limit of 1,500 pieces. “The Grand Peterhof Palace” has raised rims on both sides and a corrugated edge.

The obverse side of the coin has a relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation. There are inscriptions: “РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), “БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin – “25 РУБЛЕЙ” (25 RUBLES) and the year – “2016”, an indication of the metal according to the D.I. Mendeleyev Periodic System of Elements, purity, trade mark of the Saint Petersburg Mint and fine precious metal content.

obverse, Russia 2016 Grand Peterhof Palace 25 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

The reverse side of the coin depicts a relief image of the Grand Peterhof Palace and a monogram of Peter the Great on top. There is an inscription in three lines at the bottom: “БОЛЬШОЙ ПЕТЕРГОФСКИЙ ДВОРЕЦ” (THE GRAND PETERHOF PALACE).

reverse, Russia 2016 Grand Peterhof Palace 25 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

Museum Treasury – Armoury Chamber

Silver proof coins in denomination of 3 Rubles (fine metal content 31,1 g, fineness 925/1000, diameter 39,0 mm, mintage 3000 pcs) and 25 Rubles (fine metal content 155,5 g, fineness 925/1000, diameter 60,0 mm, mintage 1000 pcs) commemorating the “Museum Treasury – Armoury Chamber” have the rim raised on both sides of the coins along the circumference. The edge of each coin is corrugated.

The obverse side of the coins has a relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation. There are inscriptions: “РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), “БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coins – “3 РУБЛЯ” (3 RUBLES), “25 РУБЛЕЙ” (25 RUBLES) and the year – “2016”, an indication of the metal according to the D.I. Mendeleyev Periodic System of Elements, purity, trade mark of the Saint Petersburg mint and fine precious metal content.

obverse, Russia 2016 Museum Treasury - Armory Chamber 3 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

obverse, Russia 2016 Museum Treasury - Armory Chamber 25 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

Cap of Monomach

The reverse of the 3-Ruble silver proof coin depicts a relief image of the Cap of Monomach. There are inscriptions along the circumference: “ОРУЖЕЙНАЯ” (ARMOURY) on top and “ПАЛАТА” (CHAMBER) at the bottom.

reverse, Russia 2016 Museum Treasury - Armory Chamber: Cap of Monomach 3 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

Double throne of Ivan Alekseyevich and Peter Alekseyevich

The reverse of the 25-Ruble silver proof coin bears a relief image of the double throne of Ivan Alekseyevich and Peter Alekseyevich. There are inscriptions along the circumference: “ОРУЖЕЙНАЯ” (ARMOURY) on top and “ПАЛАТА” (CHAMBER) at the bottom.

reverse, Russia 2016 Museum Treasury - Armory Chamber: Alekseyevich Double Throne 25 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

Tercentenary of the Foundation of Omsk

A 3-Ruble silver proof coin (fine metal content 31,1 g, fineness 925/1000, diameter 39,0 mm, mintage 3000 pcs) commemorating the “Tercentenary of the Foundation of Omsk” has the rim raised on both sides of the coin along the circumference. The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The obverse side of the coin has a relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation. There are inscriptions: “РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), “БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin – “3 РУБЛЯ” (3 RUBLES) and the year – “2016”, an indication of the metal according to the D.I. Mendeleyev Periodic System of Elements, purity, trade mark of the Saint Petersburg Mint and fine precious metal content.

obverse, Russia 2016 Tercentenary of the Foundation of Omsk 3 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

The reverse side of the coin depicts relief images of the Omsk State Academic Drama Theatre and the Assumption Cathedral. There is an inscription in three lines at the bottom: “ОМСК ОСН. В 1716 г.” (OMSK FOUNDED IN 1716).

reverse, Russia 2016 Tercentenary of the Foundation of Omsk 3 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

A 3-Ruble silver proof coin (fine metal content 31,1 g, fineness 925/1000, diameter 39,0 mm, mintage 3000 pcs) commemorating the “20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum” has the rim raised on both sides of the coin along the circumference. The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The obverse side of the coin has a relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation. There are inscriptions: “РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), “БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin – “3 РУБЛЯ” (3 RUBLES) and the year – “2016”, an indication of the metal according to the D.I. Mendeleyev Periodic System of Elements, purity, trade mark of the Saint Petersburg Mint and fine precious metal content.

obverse, Russia 2016 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 3 Ruble Silver Commemorative coin

The reverse side of the coin depicts images of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 logotype partly performed in colour and a silhouette of the monument to Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg. There is an inscription in four lines: “ПМЭФ ПЕТЕРБУРГСКИЙ МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЙ ЭКОНОМИЧЕСКИЙ ФОРУМ” (SPIEF ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM).

reverse, Russia 2016 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 3 Ruble Silver Commemorative coin

150th Anniversary of the Approval of the Notary System Regulations

A 3-Ruble silver proof coin (fine metal content 31,1 g, fineness 925/1000, diameter 39,0 mm, mintage 2000 pcs) commemorating the “150th Anniversary of the Approval of the Notary System Regulations” has the rim raised on both sides of the coin along the circumference. The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The obverse side of the coin has a relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation. There are inscriptions: “РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), “БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin – “3 РУБЛЯ” (3 RUBLES) and the year – “2016”, an indication of the metal according to the D.I. Mendeleyev Periodic System of Elements, purity, trade mark of the Saint Petersburg Mint and fine precious metal content.

obverse, Russia 2016 150th Anniversary of the Approval of the Notary System Regulations 3 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

The reverse side of the coin depicts relief images of a sign-emblem of the Federal notary chamber and a signature of Alexander II. There are inscriptions: “150-ЛЕТИЕ УТВЕРЖДЕНИЯ ПОЛОЖЕНИЯ О НОТАРИАЛЬНОЙ ЧАСТИ” (THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPROVAL OF THE NOTARY SYSTEM REGULATIONS) along the circumference and “27 АПРЕЛЯ 1866 Г” (27TH OF APRIL 1866) in two lines on the right.

reverse, Russia 2016 150th Anniversary of the Approval of the Notary System Regulations 3 Ruble Silver Commemorative Coin

The coins are legal tender within the territory of the Russian Federation. They are obligatory for acceptance for all kinds of payments without any restrictions at their face value.
 


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