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« on: April 19, 2011, 02:04:20 AM »
Olympic coins to reflect Sochi landscape
Apr 15, 2011
      
The Sochi-2014 Organizing Committee will begin to mint coins with Olympic symbols in cooperation with the Russian Central Bank, Goznak and Russia’s Savings Bank.

More than 36 million copies of 46 types of commemorative and investment coins made of gold, silver and non-ferrous metals will come out between 2011 and 2013.

The coins will be designed to reflect Olympic themes, national Russian traits and the spectacular scenery of Sochi as the venue for the 2014 Olympics.

Source: Voice of Russia

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 04:49:30 PM »
Quite disappointed with the design to be honest

http://www.cbr.ru/eng/bank-notes_coins/memorable_coins/current_year_coins/print.asp?file=110415_eng.htm

Why bring back the double head eagle???

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 07:22:30 PM »


I like the figure skater coin.

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 02:35:29 PM »
Why is Sochi written in roman on the circulating coin but in cirilic on the other coins?

And if i'm not wrong ten roubles is their largest coin, they were planning on bring out a proper circulating one when I was last there, with only the bimetalic 10 rouble coins seen every so often.

So is it a real circulating coin?

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 02:39:06 PM »
And if i'm not wrong ten roubles is their largest coin, they were planning on bring out a proper circulating one when I was last there, with only the bimetalic 10 rouble coins seen every so often.
Yes, now they do have a circulating monometallic 10 roubles coin. (Brass like metal) And those bimetallic commemoratives do not circulate to a large extent; thanks to a Russian member of the forum, I've almost complete collection of those. :)

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 03:05:18 PM »
Why bring back the double head eagle???

Because it is the country's CoA. :) The primary difference between the Sochi pieces and the ones issued so far seems to be that the new inscription is "Russian Federation" (Российская Федерация), with the corresponding full eagle. The other coins say "Банка России", with the bank's small eagle so to say.

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 03:10:51 PM »
Why is Sochi written in roman on the circulating coin but in cirilic on the other coins?

Well spotted. :) Had not noticed that; my guess is that they want to emphasize the "ASCII-style" domain name (sochi.ru) this way.

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 03:52:37 PM »
Is this the first coin to promote its own website? I wouldn't have thought so, but a little tacky, like when people use stickers on coins to promote their nightclubs!

We could have mints selling space on their coins to the highest bidders, we could almost eliminate taxes, it's be like TV with the adverts!

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011, 04:03:26 PM »
Is this the first coin to promote its own website? I wouldn't have thought so, but a little tacky, like when people use stickers on coins to promote their nightclubs!

Maybe the first Russian one. Belgium for example issued a circulating €2 commem last year that honored the country's Council Presidency; that one says "eutrio.be" ...

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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 05:34:06 PM »
Central Bank of Russia launches commemorative Sochi 2014 coins

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

January 17 - The Central Bank of Russia has issued a series of coins to mark the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi.

Graphic artist Vladimir Pak, aged 34 and from Nakhodka, designed the coins featuring the white leopard mascot snowboarding with the Sochi 2014 logo to its right.

On the reverse is the Russian crest featuring the double eagle and РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ (The Russian Federation) pictured above.

There is a 100 rouble coin, and another of 50 roubles (pictured above), both of which are gold, as well as a silver 3 roubles coin.

The rectangular coins are 20mm by 28mm.

A further commemorative coin of 25 roubles (pictured) has also been issued, which features the Sochi 2014 logo against the backdrop of the town's picturesque mountains, where a number of sports at the Winter Olympics will take place.

The coat of arms of the Russian Federation appears on the front of the coin, which is 27mm in diameter, and it is made of white metal.

The Winter Olympics in Sochi get underway in just over two years' time, and the coins continue a tradition which dates back to the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.

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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 07:46:58 PM »
The coloured "coin" was issued, and its uncoloured version didn't appear in real circulation (though we were waiting for it: the mintage is rather big).
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 02:42:41 PM »
Sochi Olympic Mascots to Appear on Coins

SOCHI/ST.PETERSBURG, February 21 (RIA Novosti)

Russia has started minting 10 million commemorative coins featuring the three mascots of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Olympics organizers said on Tuesday.

“There will be up to 10 million coins depicting the Bear, Hare and Snow Leopard,” the Olympic Committee said in a statement.

The coins will become available in April.

A total of 12 kinds of commemorative coins will be issued in 2012, featuring Olympic Sports facilities, Sochi’s natural surroundings and Russian winter views, the organizers said.

Russian Central Bank will also issue a commemorative Olympics 100-ruble bank note in 2013, Nadezhda Savinskaya of the Central Bank’s St.Petersburg department said.

“It will be the first experience of issuing commemorative bank notes,” Savinskaya said.

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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2013, 04:08:50 PM »
Got the two 25 Rubles commemorative coins today :). The coins are plastic sealed (by mint), so I presume not intended for circulation but made available for face value?





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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2013, 03:03:24 PM »
Here's the third 25 Ruble coin from the series:



(Image source: WCN)

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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2013, 07:30:31 AM »
Russia to Issue Commemorative Olympic Torch Relay Coin

23:38 16/10/2013

MOSCOW, October 16 (R-Sport) – Russia's Central Bank said Wednesday it is to issue a commemorative coin for the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch relay later this month.

The coin will be in a currently unused denomination of 25 rubles ($0.78) and will go into wide circulation from October 30, with up to 20 million examples to be issued.

The coins are part of a wider program of coinage to celebrate the Olympics, which run from February 7 to 23 in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

The Central Bank plans to issue a total of 38 designs for collectors and nine for public use, amounting to 50 million coins in all.

The Sochi 2014 torch relay is the longest in history, taking in nearly 3,000 towns and cities along its record 65,000-kilometer route.

The relay ends February 7 at the opening ceremony for Russia's first Winter Games.

Source: Ria Novosti
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