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Bank of Russia issues commemorative coin of precious metal


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On 17 November 2020, the Bank of Russia issues a commemorative silver coin in the denomination of 2 rubles ‘Poet A.A. Fet — 200th Anniversary of his Birth (05.12.1820)’ of the Outstanding Personalities of Russia series (Catalogue No. 5110-0166).

The silver 2-ruble coin (fine metal content 15.55 g, fineness 925/1,000) has a round shape and is 33.0 mm in diameter.

The obverse and reverse sides of the coin have a relief rim along the circumference.

The obverse of the coin features a relief image of the national emblem of the Russian Federation and the inscriptions ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) and ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin denomination ‘2 РУБЛЯ’ (2 RUBLES), the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020), the chemical symbol of the metal according to Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements, fineness, the St. Petersburg Mint trademark, and fine metal content.

The reverse of the coin has a relief portrait of Afanasy Fet against the background of stylised lines of poetry, laser treated for matte finishing; the right side bears relief images of a feather and a singing nightingale. There are also a two-line inscription ‘АФАНАСИЙ ФЕТ’ (AFANASY FET) and the poet’s life years ‘1820’ and ‘1892’.

The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The coin is minted in proof quality.

The mintage of the coin is 7.0 thousand pcs.

The new coin is legal tender of the Russian Federation and is mandatory for acceptance for all kinds of payments without any restrictions at its face value.

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Abbreviation: CBR
Jurisdiction: Russian Federation

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