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Bank of Russia issues commemorative coins of precious metals


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On 21 October 2020, the Bank of Russia issues the following commemorative silver coins:

— a coin in the denomination of 2 rubles ’Seaman Ivan F. Krusenstern — 250th Anniversary of Birth (19.11.1770)’ of the series ’Outstanding Personalities of Russia’;

— a coin in the denomination of 3 rubles ’The 75th anniversary of the foundation of the UN’.

Silver proof coins in the denomination of 2 rubles (fine metal content 15.55 g, fineness 925/1,000) and 3 rubles (fine metal content 31.1 g, fineness 925/1,000) have a round shape 33.0 mm and 39.0 mm in diameter respectively.

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

The obverse of the coins 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 coins’ denominations ’2 РУБЛЯ’ (2 RUBLES), ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 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 ’Seaman Ivan F. Krusenstern — 250th Anniversary of Birth (19.11.1770)’ (Catalogue Number: 5110-0165) bears a relief portrait of Ivan Krusenstern against the background of an outline image of the map of his circumnavigation path of 1803-1806, laser treated for matte finishing; along the top rim there is an inscription: ’И. Ф. КРУЗЕНШТЕРН’ (I. F. KRUSENSTERN), and on the right there are the seaman’s life years in two lines: ’1770′ and ’1846′.

The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The coin is minted in proof quality.

The mintage of the coin is 5.0 thousand pcs;

— of the coin ’The 75th anniversary of the foundation of the UN’ (Catalogue Number: 5111-0435) has a relief image of the symbol of peace — a dove holding an olive branch — against the background of a stylised image of the globe made of polished and matted sections; below there is a two-line inscription: ’75 ЛЕТ ООН’ (THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN).

The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The coin is minted in proof quality.

The mintage of the coin is 3.0 thousand pcs.

The new coins are legal tender of the Russian Federation and their acceptance for all kinds of payments at their face value is mandatory, without any restrictions.

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Abbreviation: CBR
Jurisdiction: Russian Federation

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