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Modern European coins except the euro => Russia and USSR; Belarus, Ukraine => Topic started by: Wizard- Russia on September 17, 2020, 11:57:40 AM

Title: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 17, 2020, 11:57:40 AM
Creator of Russian porcelain D.I. Vinogradov – 300th Anniversary of his Birth (1720)

Dmitry Vinogradov (1720-1758) was a Russian scientist and the founder of porcelain production in Russia.
In 1744, Russian Empress Elizabeth ordered the founding of the Neva Porcelain Manufactory (in 1765, it became the Imperial Porcelain Factory) to discover the secret of porcelain manufacture, which at that time was known only in China and Saxony. Dmitry Vinogradov, who had just returned from Germany, where he studied mining and metallurgy, as well as chemistry and physics, came to work in the factory and became a student of the foreign master Christoph Hunger.
During his period of training, Vinogradov engaged in the active research of raw materials, sought the optimal composition of a porcelain mix, developed various recipes for porcelain enamel and tested different firing methods. In 1747, his hard work resulted in the production of the first sample of Russian porcelain.
In 1748, after Hunger was dismissed because of his incompetence, Vinogradov was named head of the factory and turned his attention to the manufacturing process. As a result of very many tests, Vinogradov managed to achieve a quality of porcelain equal to the best European examples. The factory began the production of porcelain pieces for the Imperial Court, such as snuffboxes, inkpots, candleholders and the like. However, Vinogradov did not achieve wide recognition, as, for the purpose of preserving the secrecy of his porcelain recipe, he was virtually kept inside the factory, where he died in complete obscurity. Very few pieces made personally by him have survived to the present.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘2 РУБЛЯ’ (2 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief profile of D.I. Vinogradov in the centre; the inscription above along the inner rim reads ‘Д.И. ВИНОГРАДОВ’ (D.I. VINOGRADOV), the inscription below indicates the master’s life years ‘1720–1758’; the coloured outer ring of the coin is adorned with the rambling vine pattern used by Vinogradov to decorate one of his bowls.
Authors: Designer: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse, reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse). Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 195 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 14/01/2020
Denomination: 2 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 17.00 (± 0.18)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 33.00 (± 0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.40 (± 0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 7,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 18, 2020, 04:05:26 AM
Saint George the Victorious

Starting from the 13th century, the image of Saint George was used as an element of the state symbols on princely seals, standards, coats of arms, and coins in Russia and its neighbouring states. The image was featured on the coat of arms of the Russian Empire and now it is used on the national emblem of the Russian Federation.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. There is a relief image of Saint George the Victorious on horseback killing a dragon with a spear.

Authors. Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia (reverse).
Mint: Moscow and Saint Petersburg Mints (ММД, СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 14/01/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: UNC
Metal, fineness: Silver 999/1000
Total weight, g: 31.50 (±0.35)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.10 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: -
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 18, 2020, 10:13:13 AM
200th Anniversary of the Discovery of Antarctica by Russian Seamen Faddey F. Bellingshausen and Michail P. Lazarev

On 28 January 1820, a Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discovered Antarctica. It was on that day that the sloops Vostok and Mirny reached the land of the southern continent for the first time in history. The first Russian Antarctic expedition is considered one of the most difficult in the history of navigation. During the 751-day expedition, the sailors, though navigating impassable ice fields, were able not only to establish the existence of the sixth continent, but also to discover 29 islands (Peter I Island, Alexander Land, etc.) and to gather unique scientific data.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features relief images of sailing sloops and, at the bottom, a guiding star; a contour image of Antarctica and two penguins is located in the upper right part of the coin; the coloured finish imitates the aurora borealis; the inscription along the rim reads ‘200-ЛЕТИЕ ОТКРЫТИЯ АНТАРКТИДЫ’ (200th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF ANTARCTICA).
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse, reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 14/01/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on September 18, 2020, 12:02:33 PM
Could the decoration of grapevine branches on the first coin be a little joke on the name ВИНОГРАДОВ (referring to a bunch of grapes)?

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 18, 2020, 12:55:00 PM
D.I. Vinogradov (Д.И.Виноградов) - Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Ivanovich_Vinogradov
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 21, 2020, 03:45:52 AM
Saint George the Victorious

Starting from the 13th century, the image of Saint George was used as an element of the state symbols on princely seals, standards, coats of arms, and coins in Russia and its neighbouring states. The image was featured on the coat of arms of the Russian Empire and now it is used on the national emblem of the Russian Federation.

Obverse. In the centre the relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms to the left indications of the precious metal and its fineness, to the right the fine metal content and the mint trade mark, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, the inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘50 РУБЛЕЙ’ (50 RUBLES), the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. There is a relief image of Saint George the Victorious on horseback killing a dragon with a spear.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia (reverse). Mint: Moscow and Saint Petersburg Mints (ММД, СПМД). Edge: 134 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 14/01/2020
Denomination: 50 rubles
Quality: UNC
Metal, fineness: Gold 999/1000
Total weight, g: 7.89 (±0.10)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 22.60 (±0.15)
Thickness, mm: 1.60 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs: -
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 21, 2020, 09:25:27 AM
Moscow Region

Obverse. In the centre of the disc there is the denomination of the coin ‘10 РУБЛЕЙ’ (10 RUBLES), inside the figure ‘0’ there is a hidden number ‘10’ and an inscription ‘РУБ’ (RUB) visible by turns when the angle of vision changes, below is a mint trade mark; on the ring above there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), below is the year of issue ‘2020’, on the left and on the right there are stylised images of plant branches going over to the disc.
Reverse. There is a relief image of the emblem of the Moscow Region encircled by inscriptions, divided by dots: ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) on top and ‘МОСКОВСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ’ (MOSCOW REGION) at the bottom.
Authors: Designer: A.D. Schablykin. Sculptor: A.D. Schablykin.
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 300 corrugations and the inscription "ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TEN RUBLES) recurring twice and divided by asterisks.

Date of Issue: 14/01/2020
Denomination: 10 rubles
Material: ring/disk: Brass plated steel/Nickel plated steel
Total weight, g: 7.90 (±0.45)
Diameter, mm: 27.0 (+0.20) (–0.05)
Thickness, mm: 2.10 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 5,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Gusev on September 21, 2020, 10:37:54 AM
10 rubles bimetal.
These coins are in circulation. I received similar ones in the store for change. But it was a long time ago.
Can we say that these coins are circulating?
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 21, 2020, 10:41:52 AM
Yes of course
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 22, 2020, 04:08:45 AM
20th Anniversary of the Heroic Act of the 6th Company of the 104th Guards Airborne Regiment of the 76th Guards Airborne Division

From 29 February to 1 March 2000, during a counter-terrorist operation at Height 776, near Argun, Chechnya, the 6th company of the 2nd battalion of the 104th guards airborne regiment of the 76th guards airborne division (Pskov), under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Mark Yevtyukhin, heavily outnumbered, fought a desperate battle against terrorist troops led by Khattab. 84 soldiers died in the violent fighting. There were only six survivors. By Decree of the Russian President, 22 paratroopers were nominated Hero of the Russian Federation (21 posthumously), and 68 soldiers were awarded the Order of Courage (63 posthumously). In memory of the heroes, a monument, called the ‘Dome’, was erected in the village of Cherekha, Pskov region.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the monument to the 6th company (‘the Dome’) raised in the village of Cherekha, Pskov region, against a formation of paratroopers; along the rim there is an inscription: ‘20-ЛЕТИЕ ПОДВИГА ДЕСАНТНИКОВ 6 РОТЫ 104 ГВАРДЕЙСКОГО ПАРАШЮТНО-ДЕСАНТНОГО ПОЛКА’ (‘20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE HEROIC ACT OF THE 6th COMPANY OF THE 104th GUARDS AIRBORNE REGIMENT’).
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 07/02/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 22, 2020, 08:53:14 AM
Weapons Designer Pyotr Goryunov

Pyotr Maximovich Goryunov (1902–1943) was a Soviet weapons designer, who developed the 7.62 mm Goryunov heavy machine gun, 1943 design (SG-43), which entered service in 1943.
When the Great Patriotic War began, the development of a new medium machine gun became a pressing issue. The new firearm had to be lighter than the reliable and powerful, but too heavy, Maxim machine gun. After competitive tests, Goryunov’s SG-43 machine gun was chosen.
The SG-43 beat out all competitors, including the DS-43 machine gun, created by the leading Soviet weapons designer Vasily Degtyaryov, in such aspects as construction simplicity, accuracy of fire, durability of parts and reliability of operation. The SG-43 was accepted into service with the wheeled Degtyaryov mount and was quickly commissioned for mass production due to its significantly simplified manufacturing technology. Much lower weight with nearly the same accuracy of fire, compared to Maxim machine gun, paved the way to success of Goryunov firearm in assault operations of Soviet troops during the final period of the war.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the SG-43 heavy machine gun and the inscription‘СГ-43’ (SG-43) on the right; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘П.М. ГОРЮНОВ’ (PYOTR GORYUNOV) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 07/02/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Gusev on September 22, 2020, 09:13:29 AM
The title of hero had to be given to everyone or to no one.
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 23, 2020, 09:08:08 AM
Weapons Designer Leonid Ermash

Leonid Lvovich Ermash (1906–?) was a Soviet ship designer. He oversaw the development of the D-3 long-range torpedo boat, accepted for service in 1940.
The D-3 torpedo boat marked the beginning of a new stage in Soviet shipbuilding. Compared to its predecessors–close-range torpedo boats–the D-3 boasted higher navigability, which allowed it to operate farther from the shore.
Owing to its improved wooden frame, the boat had quite high durability and was able to survive hundreds of penetration holes. The navigation equipment as well as the boat's deck were improved. The latter had enough space for a platoon of marines. The boats of the second series carried more powerful American-made motors, making them faster and more manoeuvrable.
D-3 torpedo boats were widely used during the Great Patriotic War to deploy marine troops in enemy territory, to support large ships and to lay minefields.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the D-3 torpedo boat and the inscription ‘Д-3’ (D-3) on the left; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘Л.Л. ЕРМАШ’ (LEONID ERMASH) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 07/02/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 23, 2020, 10:58:53 AM
Weapons Designer Anatoly Maslov

Anatoly Ioasafovich Maslov (1884–1968) was a Soviet shipbuilder and the chief designer of the Project 26 light cruiser Kirov, launched in 1936.
The Project 26 cruisers were the first large ships built in the Soviet Union. Due to a lack of experience in building such ships, they were designed on the basis of the light cruiser Eugenio di Savoia, whose blueprints were acquired from Italy. Owing to the cooperation with Italian experts, the development of the cruiser Kirov allowed the adoption and use of cutting-edge technology. That said, the Soviet cruiser was not merely a copy of the Italian prototype; on the contrary, it was the result of serious redevelopment. In particular, it boasted heavy artillery weapons, suitable for a heavy cruiser, and high durability.
During the Great Patriotic War, the Kirov actively participated in military operations in the Baltic Sea and took part in the defence of Tallinn and Leningrad, deflecting enemy air strikes, helping contain ground forces and supporting the assault of the Soviet Army. The Kirov came under heavy artillery and aerial attacks many times. It was seriously damaged a few times, but never sank.
In 1943, for model execution of combat missions against the Nazi German invaders, the cruiser Kirov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the Project 26 light cruiser and the inscription ‘КРЕЙСЕР ‘КИРОВ’ (CRUISER KIROV) below; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘А.И. МАСЛОВ’ (ANATOLY MASLOV) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 07/02/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on September 23, 2020, 11:06:59 AM
An interesting MTB, with a wooden hull. 73 boats built in class. Standard armament, somewhat unusual array of three engines. Disappointing speed, similar to a contemporary Italian destroyer, much slower than a US PT boat, but admittedly faster than a very large majority of British navy ships. The first boat of the class, the prototype D-3 was fitted with gas engines. It was slightly smaller than the rest of the class but could make a more satisfactory top speed of 48 knots. See also here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D3-class_motor_torpedo_boat).

Displacement 36.2 tons. Dimensions 22.2 x 4.04 x 1.8 m. 3 petrol internal combustion engines, 2400 hp. Speed ​​32 - 35/11 knots, range 360 ​​miles. Armament: 2 x 21 inch torpedo tubes, 1-2 x 20 mm machine guns (Bofors?), 2 x 12.7-mm (US made .5 inch mm AA?) machine guns, 4 B-1 depth charges, 8 M-1 depth charges.

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on September 23, 2020, 11:39:05 AM
Kirov was built under Italian guidance and it shows. Sleek, elegant lines, high speed, insufficient armour. The crows' nest on the tripod mast is a surprising throwback to the first world war. The ship would have been vulnerable to torpedo attacks, but all 6 ships in its class survived the second world war. The unusual main guns make the ship hard to classify, but in view of its dimensions, it was closest to a light cruiser.

Displacement 7890 tons. Dimensions 191.3 x 17.66 x 6.15 m. 2 steam turbines. Speed ​​36 knots, range 3750 ​​miles. Armament: 3 x 7.1" (unusual size), 6 x 3.9", 6 x 45mm AA, 4 x 12.7 mm AA, 2 x 21" torpedo tubes, assorted mines and depth charges. Carried two sea planes.

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 24, 2020, 04:24:02 AM
Weapons Designer Aleksey Sudaev

Aleksey Ivanovich Sudaev (1912–1946) was a Soviet weapons designer who developed a submachine gun that was accepted for service in 1942 under the name ‘7.62 mm Sudaev submachine gun, 1942 design’ (PPS-42) and in 1943, after a number of improvements, under the final name of PPS-43.
By the time of the adoption of the Sudaev submachine gun, the Soviet Army had already actively used the Shpagin submachine gun, PPSh-41, which had proved itself as one of the best Soviet firearms. However, due to its weight and size it was ill suited for use in confined areas: in trenches, guerrilla hideouts, military vehicles, or during reconnaissance raids and airdrop missions. A tender was announced to design a new submachine gun that would be light and compact while retaining the combat qualities of the PPSh. Aleksey Sudaev was able to develop just the gun. The PPS-43 was much lighter and more compact, more manoeuvrable, more reliable and easier to use and maintain than the PPSh-41. Low firing speed was another notable plus of the PPS-43, as it allowed soldiers to save ammunition and, with certain skills, fire single rounds.
The PPS-43 was also much more technologically advanced: its manufacturing required much less metal and labour, which made it possible to set up its mass production in Leningrad during the blockade.
Despite obvious advantages, the PPS-43 failed to become the main submachine gun of the Great Patriotic War. The production of the legendary PPSh-41 was already well established, and it was considered infeasible to make changes to technological processes during the war to manufacture the new weapon. However, it was the light and reliable PPS-43 that was praised as the best submachine gun of the Great Patriotic War by many military experts.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the Sudaev submachine gun and the inscription ‘ППС-43’ (PPS-43) on the bottom left; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘А.И. СУДАЕВ’ (ALEKSEY SUDAEV) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 07/02/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 24, 2020, 09:49:04 AM
Weapons Designer Fyodor Tokarev

Fyodor Vasilievich Tokarev (1871-1968) was a Soviet weapons designer, who developed the first Soviet semi-automatic pistol, accepted for service in 1931 under the official name ‘7.62 mm semi-automatic pistol, 1930 design’, later called ‘TT’ (Tula Tokarev).
In the late 1920s, weapons designers were ordered to develop a pistol to replace the outdated Nagant revolver and foreign pistols that were used by the Red Army at the time. The new firearm was supposed to be compact and lightweight, to have a long firing range and short reloading time. It was also necessary to be able to manufacture it using the available equipment. The tender announced in 1929 was won by the TT pistol, created by a group of designers led by Fyodor Tokarev at the design bureau of the Tula Arms Plant.
The TT pistol was based on a Browning design. It was easy to use, balanced in size and weight. The pistol boasted long firing range, high accuracy, and impressive calibre and penetrating force. Low production cost was also very important.
During the preparation for mass production, the TT was modernised, and in 1934 it was accepted for service under the name ‘7.62 mm semi-automatic pistol, 1933 design’ and launched into production. The TT became one of the most used pistols during World War II. Among other things, it was used as a sidearm by Red Army command officers.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the TT pistol and the inscription ‘ТТ’ (TT) on the bottom left; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘Ф.В. ТОКАРЕВ’ (FYODOR TOKAREV) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 07/02/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 25, 2020, 03:58:51 AM
250th Anniversary of Ingushetia Joining the Russian Federation

Representatives of the Ingush people took the oath of allegiance to the Russian state in spring 1770, near the village of Angusht on the flat terrain of Barta Bose (translated from the Ingush language as ‘the Slope of Accord’). The Treaty of Ingushetia’s Voluntary Accession to Russia signed by the Ingush elders was approved by the Foreign Affairs Board of Russia on 12 July 1770.
The Ingush are one of the most ancient peoples of the North Caucasus, with distinctive history and culture. The Ingush material culture primarily comprises monuments of architecture intended for housing and defence, and funerary and religious ceremonies. Their uniqueness and splendour have long attracted scholars’ attention. There are nearly 1,500 historical and cultural landmarks in Ingushetia, about 100 of which are tower settlements located on flattened mountain ridges or in the depths of gorges. An important area of the Ingush spiritual culture is oral folk arts, namely legends, folk tales, songs, and dances featuring grace, flexibility, elegance and simplicity. The Republic of Ingushetia is actively developing its tourism industry for travellers to explore the rich culture and heritage of the region.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features stylised man’s and woman’s silhouettes in national costumes; the background image of ancient Ingush towers and a chain of mountains; traditional Ingush ornaments in the lower part of the coin field; and the inscription ‘250 ЛЕТ ВХОЖДЕНИЯ ИНГУШЕТИИ В СОСТАВ РОССИЙСКОГО ГОСУДАРСТВА’ (THE 250th ANNIVERSARY OF INGUSHETIA JOINING THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION) along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 25/02/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 25, 2020, 08:25:01 AM
Weapons Designer Sergey Ilyushin

Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin (1894–1977) was a Soviet aircraft designer and the creator of the Il-2 armoured strike aircraft, which was deployed by the Soviet military in 1941.
The craft’s main purpose was to provide ground troops with close-in support, as well as to target enemy personnel, equipment, artillery units, communications, and surface vessels from short range. It was flown on the front lines and in the enemy’s immediate combat zones. The aircraft was required to have powerful weapons and high levels of protection from ground fire.
If the designers had merely dressed a regular plane in armour, this would have resulted in a bulky, slow, unwieldy design; that was why the Il-2 was based on an innovative solution: the armour became part of the main frame, encasing the craft’s most vital and vulnerable parts (the engine, the bomb bay, the cockpit, etc.). This unique layout improved the aircraft’s flight performance and significantly decreased its weight, making room for more powerful weapons. Its deadly efficiency, sturdy armoured hull, and remarkable resilience earned the Il-2 its ‘flying tank’ moniker.
The aircraft was initially produced in a single-seat version, in response to the requirements for its rate of climb, speed, and flight range. However, combat experience showed severe Il-2 losses, due to the lack of defensive equipment in an air space that was dominated by enemy fighter aircraft. Thus, a new version of the Il-2 was introduced in 1942; this time, the craft had two seats and a special cockpit for a gunner, meant to defend it from enemy fighters. In 1943, a modification of the two-seater with an improved engine entered mass production; engine tweaks brought the flight performance back to the single-seat version’s level.
Having played a part in all major battles from the very first days of Russia’s Great Patriotic War, the Il-2 would go down in history as one of the symbols of Victory in World War Two.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the Il-2 ground-attack aircraft and the inscription‘ИЛ-2’ (IL-2) on the right; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘С.В. ИЛЬЮШИН’ (SERGEY ILYUSHIN) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/03/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Gusev on September 25, 2020, 08:52:51 AM
Il-2
 It is the most produced warplane, and remains the second most-produced aircraft in history, with some 36,183 built, behind the US Cessna 172.
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 28, 2020, 05:03:44 AM
Weapons Designer Semyon Lavochkin

Semyon Alekseyevich Lavochkin (1900–1960) was a Soviet aircraft designer who oversaw the creation of the La-5 fighter aircraft, which was deployed in 1942.
The La-5 was based on another fighter, the LaGG-3, which Lavochkin had designed in 1940, together with V.P. Gorbunov and M.I. Gudkov. The LaGG-3 had seen combat at the start of the Great Patriotic War. The La-5’s predecessor was a rather unusual aircraft: it was made entirely of wood, including an innovative, exceptionally durable wood-based material called ‘delta wood’; this allowed the circumvention of the dire lack of aluminium and the quick launch of mass production.
Still, the LaGG-3 was rather inferior to the latest modifications of enemy fighter aircraft. Therefore, a decision was made in 1942 to improve the model as soon as possible, by installing a more powerful engine. And thus the legendary La-5 was born; it retained its predecessor’s wooden hull, but gained a better engine, which significantly improved its flight performance. The new craft was faster, easier to manoeuvre, and more reliable; this, together with powerful weapons, turned the La-5 into a most formidable adversary for the German fighters.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the La-5 fighter aircraft and the inscription‘ЛА-5’ (LA-5) on the left; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘С.А. ЛАВОЧКИН’ (SEMYON LAVOCHKIN) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/03/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on September 30, 2020, 04:49:25 AM
Weapons Designer Mikhail Loginov

Mikhail Nikolayevich Loginov (1903–1940) was a Soviet artillery designer, known for developing the 45-millimetre anti-tank gun model 1937. The gun was deployed in 1938.
Loginov’s 1937 creation served as the Soviet army’s main anti-tank weapon during the first stage of the Great Patriotic War. Easy to manoeuvre and camouflage, and having a sufficient (for the beginning of the war, at least) armour penetration capacity, this gun was successfully used to destroy enemy tanks and all types of armoured vehicles, thus posing a significant threat to the enemy.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the anti-tank gun model 1937 and the inscription ‘ПТП ОБРАЗЦА 1937 г.’ (ANTI-TANK GUN M1937) underneath on the left; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘М.Н. ЛОГИНОВ’ (MIKHAIL LOGINOV) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/03/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 01, 2020, 08:52:45 AM
Weapons Designer Alexander Yakovlev

Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906–1989) was a Soviet aircraft designer known for creating the Yak fighter family, including the Yak-9, the most mass-produced Soviet fighter aircraft during the Great Patriotic War, which was first deployed in 1942.
The Yak-9 was based on the Yak-7 fighter aircraft, but boasted better flight performance and technical specifications. The experience in producing and deploying previous Yak models, as well as the ability to use aluminium in construction, which the Soviet aircraft industry had finally gained by the middle of the war, allowed a substantial decrease in the craft’s weight, in addition to the improvement of a number of features, such as speed, rate of climb, and ease of manoeuvring, without sacrificing the resilience and intuitive controls that were the hallmark of all Yakovlev fighters. The Yak-9’s improved combat efficiency allowed it to successfully withstand the onslaught of German aircraft until the very end of the war.
The fighter was used to provide cover for advancing ground troops, as well as for attack aircraft and bombers. Its design was simple and versatile, making it possible to not only launch mass production at very short notice, but also create over a dozen further modifications, geared for the most diverse of tasks.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the Yak-9 fighter aircraft and the inscription‘ЯК-9’ (YAK-9) on the right; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘А.С. ЯКОВЛЕВ’ (ALEXANDER YAKOVLEV) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/03/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 02, 2020, 06:13:34 AM
Antonievo-Siysky Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Arkhangelsk Region

The Holy Trinity Antonievo-Siysky Monastery is an Orthodox monastery that is located in the Kholmogorsky District of Arkhangelsk Region. It stands on a peninsula cutting into Lake Bolshoye Mikhailovskoye, one of the lakes that the Siya river (a tributary of the Northern Dvina) flows through. The monastery was founded in 1520 by Saint Anthony of Siya, whose remains are currently its main holy relic.
The Church of the Holy Trinity, which gave the monastery its name, was built in 1606. The surrounding architectural complex did not form in its entirety until the late 17th century.
From the 16th to 18th centuries, it was one of the major spiritual and cultural landmarks of the Russian North. The monastery possessed a vast library of over twenty thousand volumes, including several unique manuscripts. It also had its own icon workshop. Over the course of several centuries, the monastery amassed a priceless collection of artefacts, including jewellery. They were mostly brought there as gifts and donations and were a vital part of Russia’s history and culture.
Feodor Nikitich Romanov, father of the first Romanov Tsar, Mikhail Feodorovich, was exiled there from 1601 to 1605, having been ordered by Boris Godunov to take monastic vows under the name Filaret (eventually, he would turn his sentence to his advantage, becoming the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia).
During the latter half of the 18th century, when the monasteries’ holdings were confiscated for the Tsar’s treasury, the Siysky Monastery entered an era of decline. It was shut down in 1923, to be restored only after the return of the Russian Orthodox Church in 1992. Today, the monastery has gone back to providing religious services.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the Antonievo-Siysky Monastery of the Holy Trinity and the inscriptions ‘СВЯТО-ТРОИЦКИЙ АНТОНИЕВО-СИЙСКИЙ МОНАСТЫРЬ’ (ANTONIEVO-SIYSKY MONASTERY OF THE HOLY TRINITY) at the top along the rim and ‘АРХАНГЕЛЬСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ’ (ARKHANGELSK REGION) at the bottom in two lines.
Authors: The artists: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). The sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint. The edge: 252 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/03/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Silver 925/1000: 169.00 (± 0.85)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 155.50
Diameter, mm: 60.00 (± 0.50)
Thickness, mm: 6.60 (± 0.50)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 02, 2020, 08:29:17 AM
75th Anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945

The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is the war fought by the USSR against Nazi Germany and its allies, a part of World War II, which ended with the Soviet Union’s victory and unconditional surrender of the German army.
On 22 June 1941, Germany invaded the USSR expecting a quick military campaign; however, it faced strong resistance from the Soviet army. The war lasted several years and ended with Germany’s total defeat. On 8 May 1945, it signed the act of surrender.
The Soviet Union suffered enormous human and economic losses; however, the victory in the Great Patriotic War, which came at such a high price, played a decisive role in the global defeat of Nazism and predetermined the outcome of World War II.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features coloured images of the star of one of the towers of the Moscow Kremlin (partially gold-plated) and the ribbon of the medal ‘For the Victory over Germany in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War’ against the background of images of festive fireworks and the Moscow skyline; at the top there is an inscription along the rim: ‘75-ЛЕТИЕ ПОБЕДЫ’ (75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY).
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 27/04/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 7,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 05, 2020, 04:03:12 AM
Soviet Soldier Monument in Rzhev

The Soviet Soldier Monument was erected at the venue of fierce fighting that took place in 1942–1943. The bloody battles along the perimeter of the Rzhev–Vyazma Salient lasted for 14 months. The offensive and defensive operations undertaken by the troops of the Western and Kalinin Fronts suffering huge losses were extremely important strategically to change the course of the war in favour of the Red Army on the entire Soviet–German front.
The idea to erect the monument dedicated to the heroes of the Battle of Rzhev was suggested by veterans of the Great Patriotic War and supported by the Union State, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, and the Russian Military Historical Society.
After the decision on the erection of the monument was approved in summer 2017, the Russian Military Historical Society announced and organised a creative contest. The Arts Council of the Russian Military Historical Society received 32 projects for consideration, including from Moscow, Belgorod, Bryansk, Irkutsk, Klin, Novosibirsk, Taldom, and the Republic of Belarus. In May 2018, the Council declared the winning project. Its authors are sculptor Andrey Korobtsov and architect Konstantin Fomin. They carried out the work under the general supervision of Andrey Konchalovsky.
The Soviet Soldier Monument was erected by the Russian Military Historical Society with the support of the Union State, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Tver Region, and the Museum of the Great Patriotic War. The monument was built on people’s donations. Its erection and inauguration are a key event of the Year of Memory and Glory in Russia.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the monument to the Soviet soldier – the central part of the memorial complex in commemoration of all soldiers of the Great Patriotic War at the venue of the gory battles near Rzhev in 1942–1943, against the background of the silhouettes of flying cranes; along the rim there is an inscription: ‘РЖЕВСКИЙ МЕМОРИАЛ СОВЕТСКОМУ СОЛДАТУ’ (SOVIET SOLDIER MONUMENT IN RZHEV).
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 27/04/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 05, 2020, 10:36:46 AM
100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Republic of Tatarstan

Volga Bulgaria was the first state formed in this region. It was established by Turkic tribes at the turn of the IX–X centuries. In 1236, Bulgaria joined the Genghis Khan Empire and then became a part of the Golden Horde. When the Horde collapsed, a new state – the Kazan Khanate (1438) – appeared. In 1552, the Kazan Khanate was annexed to the Russian state.
In 1920, the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was established. The Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Republic was adopted on 30 August 1990. Since 7 February 1992, the Republic is officially called the Republic of Tatarstan.
Tatarstan is an actively developing region. It is well known in Russia and abroad as a centre of oil production and petrochemistry, the manufacturer of world-famous KAMAZ trucks and Mi helicopters, as well as one of leading Russian agricultural producers.
The Republic is home to peoples with different historical backgrounds and cultural traditions. The combination of at least three types of cultural backgrounds (Turkic, Slavic-Russian, and Finno-Ugric) makes the area unique, with its own original cultural and historical values.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief image of young people in traditional Tatar costumes performing a national dance; a view of the Kazan Kremlin; the coat of arms of the Republic at the top; and the inscriptions: ‘РЕСПУБЛИКА ТАТАРСТАН’ (THE REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN) at the bottom along the rim and ‘100 ЛЕТ’ (100 YEARS) in two lines on the left.

Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 29/04/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 06, 2020, 04:24:19 AM
The Barkers

‘The Barkers’ is a Russian animated series about a family of dogs, produced by the Melnitsa animation studio. The Barkers are a large family, consisting of Mom, Dad and five children – Max, Rosie, Alex, Liza and Kid. Each of the characters represents a certain human personality type. The series uses humour to show the typical life of a Russian family: relations between parents and children, difficulties of growing-up, conflicts between peers, etc.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. A coloured figure of Max, the main character of the cartoon, and an inscription ‘БАРБОСКИНЫ’ (THE BARKERS) at the top.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 29/04/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 7,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 06, 2020, 10:12:49 AM
The Barkers

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of Max, the main character of the cartoon, and an inscription ‘БАРБОСКИНЫ’ (THE BARKERS) at the top.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 29/04/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 850,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on October 06, 2020, 11:52:25 AM
Looking at toy shops in Western Europe, I think the Russian cartoon series that succeeded there was "Masha and the bear (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masha_and_the_Bear)" (Ма́ша и Медве́дь). My granddaughters love it. Did they get a coin also?

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 06, 2020, 11:57:47 AM
Not yet.  :)
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 07, 2020, 04:10:04 AM
The Barkers

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A coloured figure of Max, the main character of the cartoon, and an inscription ‘БАРБОСКИНЫ’ (THE BARKERS) at the top.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 29/04/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 150,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 08, 2020, 03:40:43 AM
The Moscow Metro

The Moscow Metro is the first and largest underground railway system in the Soviet Union and Russia. The first stage of its construction was completed on 15 May 1935. Its first line connected Sokolniki to Park Kultury, branching from Okhotny Ryad to Smolenskaya, with a total length of 11.2km.
Today, the Moscow Metro accounts for about 56% of the capital’s public transport passenger traffic. The average trip is about 14.5km long. On average, 9 million passengers travel by metro on weekdays. Every day more than 12 thousand trains navigate 15 metro lines (including the Moscow Central Ring (MCC) and the Moscow Monorail) with 275 stations (238 metro stations, 31 MCC stations, and 6 monorail stations). For 25% of metro stations, daily passenger traffic exceeds 50 thousand passengers. The average operating speed of Moscow Metro trains (with stops taken into account) is about 41.61 km/h. In addition, the timetable is followed effectively, with a minimum interval of 90 seconds.
The Moscow Metro is consistently ranked 1st in the world in terms of reliability, as well as passenger traffic intensity and volumes. It is among the top three of the world’s metro systems by almost all other indicators.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin "1 РУБЛЬ" (1 RUBLE), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the emblem of the Moscow Metro; along the rim there is an inscription: ‘МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН’ (THE MOSCOW METRO).
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 200 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 29/04/2020
Denomination: 1 ruble
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 8.53 (±0.09)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 25.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.20 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 08, 2020, 08:36:54 AM
The Complex of the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces (Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ) is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, as well as the military feats of the Russian people in all other wars. It is located in the Patriot Park.
According to the project, the height of the Cathedral including the cross is 95m. The diameter of the drum of the main dome is 19.45m, as 1945 is when the Great Patriotic War ended. The height of the belfry is 75m: 2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Great Patriotic War. The height of the small dome is 14.18m: during the Great Patriotic War, the hostilities lasted 1,418 days and nights. Each of the side-chapels is dedicated to the patron saint of one of the Russian Armed Forces branches.
The Cathedral’s territory also includes the 1,418 step long gallery ‘The Road of Memory’. Owing to the micrography, the gallery was decorated with dozens of millions of photos of the Great Patriotic War participants.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre there is a three-line inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin "50 РУБЛЕЙ" (50 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ; and the inscriptions ‘ГЛАВНЫЙ ХРАМ ВООРУЖЕННЫХ СИЛ РОССИИ’ (THE MAIN CHURCH OF THE RUSSIAN ARMED FORCES) at the top and ‘ХРАМ ВОСКРЕСЕНИЯ ХРИСТОВА’ (THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST) at the bottom along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint. Edge: 134 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 30/04/2020
Denomination: 50 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Gold 999/1000
Total weight, g: 7.89 (±0.10)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 22.60 (±0.15)
Thickness, mm: 1.60 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 1,500
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on October 08, 2020, 12:33:27 PM
The Moscow Metro

See also here (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/wiki/Moscow).

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 09, 2020, 03:41:52 AM
The Complex of the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. A relief image of the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the inscriptions ‘ГЛАВНЫЙ ХРАМ ВООРУЖЕННЫХ СИЛ РОССИИ’ (THE MAIN CHURCH OF THE RUSSIAN ARMED FORCES) at the top and ‘ХРАМ ВОСКРЕСЕНИЯ ХРИСТОВА’ (THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST) at the bottom along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 30/04/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 4,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 09, 2020, 11:30:01 AM
The Complex of the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. A relief image of the memorial ‘The Road of Memory’, the number ‘75’ above it, and the inscription ‘ДОРОГА ПАМЯТИ’ (THE ROAD OF MEMORY) at the top along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 30/04/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 4,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 12, 2020, 03:58:50 AM
100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation

The Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation (Russia’s SVR) forms part of the Russian security forces and serves to protect the safety of individuals, the society and the state against external threats.
The foreign political intelligence service originated in the Special Division of the Russian Extraordinary Commission (VChK) to be officially established as a dedicated branch by summer 1920. 20 December 1920, when Felix Dzerzhinsky signed an order on the creation of the Foreign Division (INO) in the VChK, is commonly believed to be the date of the foundation of the foreign intelligence service in Russia. It was split from the Special Division of the VChK to become an independent branch.
Today, Russia’s SVR carries out intelligence activities in order to provide the President, the Federal Assembly and the Government of the Russian Federation with intelligence information for making proper political, economic and strategic military decisions, decisions in research-and-technology and environment protection areas, as well as to create the conditions facilitating the successful implementation of Russia’s policy to protect security, promote economic development, scientific and technological progress, and material and technical support of the security of the Russian Federation.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the complex of buildings of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service in Moscow with a coloured flag of the Foreign Intelligence Service above it; there are inscriptions: ‘СЛУЖБА ВНЕШНЕЙ РАЗВЕДКИ РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ’ (FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION) along the rim and ‘100 ЛЕТ’ (100 YEARS) below, above a laurel branch.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), S.A. Kornilov (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 25/05/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 12, 2020, 10:40:04 AM
100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Chuvash Autonomous Region

People first arrived in the territory of today’s Chuvashia approximately 80,000 years ago. In the 8th century, the Bulgar tribal union was established in the Middle Volga region. It was headed by the Bulgars and comprised the Suvar and the local Finno-Ugric tribes. At the end of the 9th century, this union transformed into the Volga Bulgaria state. In 1243, the Middle Volga region was absorbed into the Golden Horde as the Bulgar land. Founded in 1438, the Khanate of Kazan included not only the Tatars, but also conjoined the Bulgar Chuvash, Mari and southern Udmurt peoples, and parts of the Mordovians and Bashkirs. By the end of the 15th century, the medley of the Bulgar Chuvash and Mari peoples formed the modern Chuvash ethnic group that has preserved the Bulgar language and culture. In 1551, the Chuvash people joined the Russian state.
At the turn of the 19th–20th centuries, the Chuvash ethnic group consolidated into a nation. On 24 June 1920, the Russian Central Executive Committee and the RSFSR Council of People’s Commissars signed a decree on the foundation of the Chuvash Autonomous Region. On 21 April 1925, pursuant to the resolution of the Presidium of the Russian Central Executive Committee, it was transformed into the Chuvash Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. On 24 October 1990, the Chuvash ASSR was reorganised into the Chuvash Soviet Socialist Republic, and on 13 February 1992 – into the Chuvash Republic of the Russian Federation.
The key sectors in Chuvashia’s economy are industrial production, specifically the manufacture of electric, electronic and optical equipment, the manufacture of food products including beverages, vehicle and equipment manufacturing, chemical production, and machinery and equipment production.
The Republic has 674 historical and cultural heritage sites protected at the national level, including 628 landmarks of regional importance.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears relief images of the emblem of the Chuvash Republic, a girl in a national costume with a shoulder yoke standing under an ancient tree with owls and herons in the branches; in the background there are images of a river and a modern city with administrative, social, cultural and historic buildings; there are inscriptions: ‘ЧУВАШСКАЯ РЕСПУБЛИКА’ (CHUVASH REPUBLIC) below along the rim and ‘100 ЛЕТ’ (100 YEARS) on the left in two lines.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 25/05/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 13, 2020, 03:42:32 AM
100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Republic of Karelia

People started to populate the territory of Karelia in the 7–6th centuries BC. After the foundation of the ancient Russian state Kievan Rus in the 9th century, the territory of Karelia came under its control. When Kievan Rus disintegrated in the 12th century, Karelia became part of the Novgorod Feudal Republic. In 1478, Karelia and other lands of Veliky Novgorod merged into the Russian state. In the 18th century, a considerable territory of Karelia was part of the Petersburg Province and, later on, of the Novgorod Province. In 1784, Karelia was part of the newly founded Olonets Province with its capital in Petrozavodsk. The remaining territory was integrated into the Vyborg and Arkhangelsk Provinces.
On 8 June 1920, the Russian Central Executive Committee approved a decree to integrate the areas of the Arkhangelsk and Olonetsk Provinces populated by the Karelians into the autonomous region – the Karelian Labour Commune. On 25 July 1923, pursuant to the resolution of the Russian Central Executive Committee, the Karelian Labour Commune was reorganised into the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. On 13 November 1991, the Karelian ASSR was renamed as the Republic of Karelia.
Today, owing to its advantageous geopolitical location, unique environment, abundant recreational resources, and centuries-old cultural and historical heritage, Karelia holds a special place in the tourism market. Karelia possesses thousands of original historical and cultural landmarks, nature sanctuaries, and historical sites of global and nation-wide importance, including the Kizhi Architectural Ensemble, the Valaam Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, Karelian petroglyphs (Onega Lake and White Sea petroglyphs), rune-singing villages that originated the runes of the Kalevala epos, and the Saami stone labyrinths and seidas. Over one million hectares of Karelia’s territory, which is 5.6% of the republic’s total area, are specially protected natural sites: the Paanajarvi, Vodlozersky and Kalevalsky National Parks, the Valaam Archipelago Natural Park, and the Kivach and Kostomuksha Nature Reserves. The Republic of Karelia tops Russian tourists’ adventure travel rating.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears relief images of the emblem of the Republic of Karelia, a figure of a traditional singer of epic songs – a rune singer, natural landscape, a rabbit and a pair of ducks flying above the water surface, a stylised image of buildings of the capital of Karelia, Petrozavodsk, in the background, and a national ornament at the bottom on the right; there are inscriptions: ‘РЕСПУБЛИКА КАРЕЛИЯ’ (REPUBLIC OF KARELIA) below on the left along the rim and ‘100 ЛЕТ’ (100 YEARS) on the right in two lines.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 25/05/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 13, 2020, 10:03:38 AM
160th Anniversary of the Bank of Russia

In 1860, the Emperor of Russia Alexander II signed a decree to establish the State Bank. According to its charter, it was responsible for promoting ‘the revival of trade turnover and the resilience of the monetary system’. Alexander von Stieglitz, a renowned banker, entrepreneur and philanthropist, became the first Governor of the bank. Initially, the State Bank was mainly engaged in short-term commercial lending. In the 1920s, the bank was a key actor in the restoration of the country’s financial system and the development of exchange relationships. During the hardships of World War I and the Great Patriotic War, it focused on covering military expenditures and the supply of the army and households with money. In the Soviet Union, the State Bank was a lender for the centrally planned economy, issued money, and carried out international settlements. In the challenging 1990s, the bank did its best to keep the economy stable and created the system of foreign exchange regulation and control. Today, the Bank of Russia is a technologically advanced mega-regulator responsible for the stability of the entire financial system of the country.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the emblem of the Bank of Russia – a two-headed eagle with drooping wings – in a bead-shaped ring and a semicircular inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA) below it; along the rim there are inscriptions divided by dots: the coin denomination ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES) above, the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020) below and the indication of the precious metal, fineness, the mint trademark, and fine metal content in the middle.
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a stylised image of a stairway, rising in a spiral and symbolising development, with a growth chart in the background; there is an inscription on the left in two lines: ‘160 ЛЕТ БАНКУ РОССИИ’ (160 YEARS OF THE BANK OF RUSSIA).
Authors: Designers: A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia (obverse), S.A. Kozlov (reverse). Sculptors: A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 25/05/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 5,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 14, 2020, 04:32:34 AM
160th Anniversary of the Bank of Russia

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the emblem of the Bank of Russia – a two-headed eagle with drooping wings – in a bead-shaped ring and a semicircular inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA) below it; along the rim there are inscriptions divided by dots: the coin denomination ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES) above, the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020) below and the indication of the precious metal, fineness, the mint trademark, and fine metal content in the middle.
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a characteristic ‘technological’ ornament (blockchain elements), symbolising the vector of the development of financial technologies; there is an inscription in the middle in two lines: ‘160 ЛЕТ БАНКУ РОССИИ’ (160 YEARS OF THE BANK OF RUSSIA).
Authors: Designers: A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia (obverse), S.A. Kozlov (reverse). Sculptors: A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 25/05/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 5,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on October 14, 2020, 10:38:43 AM
Blockchain doesn't look like blocks on a chain, but I like the design anyhow. All the more since it also includes a piece of punched tape, a technology that preceded the floppy disk. ;)

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 14, 2020, 11:01:58 AM
160th Anniversary of the Bank of Russia

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the emblem of the Bank of Russia – a two-headed eagle with drooping wings – in a bead-shaped ring and a semicircular inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA) below it; along the rim there are inscriptions divided by dots: the coin denomination ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES) above, the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020) below and the indication of the precious metal, fineness, the mint trademark, and fine metal content in the middle.
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of stones lying on thin beams symbolising balance; there is an inscription below in two lines: ‘160 ЛЕТ БАНКУ РОССИИ’ (160 YEARS OF THE BANK OF RUSSIA).
Authors: Designers: A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia (obverse), S.A. Kozlov (reverse). Sculptors: A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 25/05/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 5,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on October 14, 2020, 11:14:38 AM
Clever design! It would have done fine on a circulating commemorative. Clearly, Mr. Kozlov is more at home with designing than with computers.

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 15, 2020, 05:08:38 AM
100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation

The Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation (Russia’s SVR) forms part of the Russian security forces and serves to protect the safety of individuals, the society and the state against external threats.
The foreign political intelligence service originated in the Special Division of the Russian Extraordinary Commission (VChK) to be officially established as a dedicated branch by summer 1920. 20 December 1920, when Felix Dzerzhinsky signed an order on the creation of the Foreign Division (INO) in the VChK, is commonly believed to be the date of the foundation of the foreign intelligence service in Russia. It was split from the Special Division of the VChK to become an independent branch.
Today, Russia’s SVR carries out intelligence activities in order to provide the President, the Federal Assembly and the Government of the Russian Federation with intelligence information for making proper political, economic and strategic military decisions, decisions in research-and-technology and environment protection areas, as well as to create the conditions facilitating the successful implementation of Russia’s policy to protect security, promote economic development, scientific and technological progress, and material and technical support of the security of the Russian Federation.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre there is a three-line inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin "50 РУБЛЕЙ" (50 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the medium emblem of the Foreign Intelligence Service; there are inscriptions: ‘СЛУЖБА ВНЕШНЕЙ РАЗВЕДКИ РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ’ (FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION) along the rim and ‘100 ЛЕТ’ (100 YEARS) below, above a laurel branch.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), S.A. Kornilov (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint. Edge: 134 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 25/05/2020
Denomination: 50 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Gold 999/1000
Total weight, g: 7.89 (±0.10)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 22.60 (±0.15)
Thickness, mm: 1.60 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 15, 2020, 08:56:04 AM
Metallurgy Worker

The commemorative coin ‘Metallurgy Worker’ is devoted to the workers of one of the most important industries which comprises the processes of metal extraction form metal ores and other raw materials, i.e., to metal workers.
The development of such industries as automotive, aircraft, machinery, shipbuilding, and power energy directly depends on the availability of high-quality metal products.
The Man of Labour series is issued to promote various professions.

Obverse. In the centre the denomination of the coin ‘10 РУБЛЕЙ’ (10 RUBLES), inside the figure ‘0’ hidden pictures of the number ‘10’ and the inscription ‘РУБ’ (RUB), visible alternately when changing the angle of vision, on the left and on the right stylised images of laurel and oak branches respectively, along the rim at the top the inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), at the bottom the year of issue ‘2020’, to its right the mint trade mark.
Reverse. Stylised images of a metal worker wearing protective clothing in the course of work, a ladle with molten metal, and flying sparks; the inscription ‘ЧЕЛОВЕК ТРУДА’ (MAN OF LABOUR) is at the upper left.
Authors: Designer: A.A. Brynza. Sculptor: A.V. Gnidin.
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 6 sections with 5 corrugations and 6 sections with 7 corrugations alternated with 12 smooth sections.

Date of Issue: 30/06/2020
Denomination: 10 rubles
Quality: UNC
Material: Brass plated steel
Total weight, g: 5.63 (±0.15)
Diameter, mm: 22.0 (+0.20) (–0.05)
Thickness, mm: 2.20 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on October 15, 2020, 10:40:59 AM
That's my kind of commemorative. Are there still 10 ruble coins in circulation? Can you find commemorative coins in circulation?

The metallurgical worker is a bit of a Soviet theme. What's even more important is that his job prospects should not be good. In view of the sparks, he works in a plant that uses carbon energy (presumably coal or oil). Russia is a signatory to the Paris agreement, so these plants must be electrified, not glorified. If a big country like Russia cannot keep its promises under the Paris agreement, climate change will happen in our lifetime and Russia will suffer greatly. Imagine the gigantic wildfires last year in Australia, this year in California happening in the tundra...

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 15, 2020, 10:44:06 AM
Yes of course
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 16, 2020, 07:50:08 AM
Kozelsk, Kaluga Region

Kozelsk is a town in the Kaluga Region of the Russian Federation. This town was first mentioned in Russian chronicles back in 1146.
Founded at the place of an ancient settlement of Vyatichi Slavs, Kozelsk was originally part of the Chernigov Principality. Then, as a result of the internal strife between principalities, the town became part of the Principality of Novgorod-Seversk as a sub-principality.
Kozelsk is famous for the legendary seven-week defence against Batu Khan’s army in 1238. All residents died, the town was destroyed, while Batu Khan infuriated by Kozelsk’s fortitude dubbed it an ‘evil town’.
Later on, Kozelsk became part of the Karachev Principality. In the second half of the 14th century, the town was under the rule of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1494, Kozelsk became part of the Grand Duchy of Moscow. In 1708–1713, Kozelsk belonged to the Smolensk Governorate. In 1713, the town became part of the Moscow Governorate. From 1719, Kozelsk was part of the Kaluga Province. Beginning in 1776, Kozelsk was the chief town of the Kaluga Viceroyalty (later, the Kaluga Governorate). In the 18th–19th centuries, Kozelsk was a transit trading town between Russia and Ukraine.
From 8 October through 28 December 1941, Kozelsk was occupied by Nazi aggressors. On 5 December 2009, Kozelsk was awarded the honorary title ‘City of Military Glory’ for the courage, fortitude and valour of people who defended Kozelsk.

Obverse. In the centre of the disc there is the denomination of the coin ‘10 РУБЛЕЙ’ (10 RUBLES), inside the figure ‘0’ there is a hidden number ‘10’ and an inscription ‘РУБ’ (RUB) visible by turns when the angle of vision changes, below is a mint trade mark; on the ring above there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), below is the year of issue ‘2020’, on the left and on the right there are stylised images of plant branches going over to the disc.

Reverse. There is a view of the Nikolskaya Church, an image of the municipal arms of Kozelsk at the upper left, and the inscriptions on the outer ring along the rim: ‘ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ’ (ANCIENT TOWNS OF RUSSIA) at the top and ‘КОЗЕЛЬСК’ (KOZELSK) at the bottom.

Authors: Designer: A.V. Gnidin. Sculptor: A.N. Bessonov.
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 300 corrugations and the inscription "ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TEN RUBLES) recurring twice and divided by asterisks.

Date of Issue: 20/07/2020
Denomination: 10 rubles
Quality: UNC
Material: ring/disk: Brass plated steel/Nickel plated steel
Total weight, g: 7.90 (±0.45)
Diameter, mm: 27.0 (+0.20) (–0.05)
Thickness, mm: 2.10 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 5,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on October 16, 2020, 10:29:50 AM
How utterly brave for Kozelsk to resist Batu Khan. It was standard policy for the Mongols to destroy towns that resisted and kill all inhabitants. Without supplies or reinforcements, the effort was doomed from the first day.

I am intrigued by the arms, reproduced in colour below. I don't know what the grey, ear shaped objects are, but suspect that they are religious items, perhaps connected to the nearby Óптина пýстынь (Optina hermitage (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optina_Monastery))

It should be mentioned also that at the start of the second world war, there was a prisoner of war camp in Kozelsk. On orders from Stalin, thousands of Polish officers from that camp and many other sites were taken to Katyn forest and murdered there.

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 16, 2020, 10:41:46 AM
These are not ears.  :)
See the picture below ...
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on October 16, 2020, 10:49:40 AM
Very interesting! Thank you.

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 16, 2020, 11:28:09 AM
175th Anniversary of the Russian Geographical Society

The Russian Geographical Society (RGS) was founded in 1845 by the decree of Emperor Nikolay I. In various periods of time, the Society was led by representatives of the Russian imperial family, scientists, and statespersons. In 2009, Sergey Shoygu was elected the President of the RGS. The Board of Trustees of the Society is headed by President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
The RGS has made a significant contribution to the studies of European Russia, the Urals, Siberia, the Far East, Middle and Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, India, New Guinea, the Arctic countries, and other territories. The Society laid the foundations of nature reserve management in Russia.
It is one of the oldest geographical societies in the world. The RGS unites geographers and specialists of related sciences, as well as travel enthusiasts, ecologists, and public figures who are eager to learn new things about Russia and ready to help preserve the country’s natural resources.
Over recent years, the Society implemented a range of large-scale projects, which include the photo contest ‘The Most Beautiful Country’, the Geographical Dictation (international project), the archaeological and geographical expedition Kyzyl–Kuragino, the complex expedition Gogland, the expedition under the Arctic Cleanup Programme, and many others. The RGS takes extensive efforts to study and protect rare animals and birds, including Amur tigers, toothed whales – belugas, and white bears. The Society issues over 200 scientific publications every year and provides grants and information support for the production of films about Russia’s cultural and natural heritage.
Today, the RGS numbers over 22,000 members in Russia and abroad. The Society has its regional branches in all 85 constituent territories of the Russian Federation. The honourable members of the Society include statesmen, scientists, and public figures. Among them are Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Sergey Witte, Nikolay Vavilov, Vladimir Vernadsky, Ferdinand von Wrangel, Alexander Gorchakov, Vladimir Dal, Vladimir Obruchev, King Leopold II of Belgium, Turkish Sultan Abdul Hamid, King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Norway Oscar II, Shah of Persia Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen, Roald Amundsen, Fridtjof Nansen, and Thor Heyerdahl.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin "1 РУБЛЬ" (1 RUBLE), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the emblem of the Russian Geographical Society against a stylised image of the net of the parallels and meridians of the Earth, and the inscription ‘175 ЛЕТ РУССКОМУ ГЕОГРАФИЧЕСКОМУ ОБЩЕСТВУ’ (THE 175th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY) along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 200 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 20/07/2020
Denomination: 1 ruble
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 8.53 (±0.09)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 25.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.20 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 5,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 19, 2020, 03:43:29 AM
Tundra Wolf

The polar wolf (in Latin ‘Canis lupus tundrarum’) is one of the largest subspecies of the wolf. It lives in the Arctic and tundra. The polar wolf is well adapted to life in conditions of low temperatures, strong winds, permafrost and long periods without sunlight. Since these territories are unsuitable for human life, it is not threatened with extermination.
The polar wolf has a light, almost white in winter, coat colour, thick fur, pointed ears, long legs, and large paws. Life expectancy in the natural environment is 5-6 years.
Wolves are pack animals. The base of the pack is the leader and female leader with the other members being their last and penultimate offspring. Sometimes the pack includes older family members and other related individuals who have not found a partner. Within the pack, the social hierarchy is strictly observed: what is permissible for wolves who occupy a high position in the pack is absolutely unacceptable for other members. Standing at a lower hierarchical level, wolves implicitly obey the authority of the leaders, for example, when dividing the spoils. There are almost no bloody confrontations between members of the same pack.
Interaction within the pack occurs through a complex language consisting of body movements, barking, growling, and yelping. Howling wolves warn other packs of their presence in the area.
The polar wolf feeds on lemmings, polar hares, as well as larger prey, without which the pack cannot survive – reindeer and musk oxen. The latter are extremely difficult to catch because of their well-coordinated manner of defence, so although wolves are very hardy and patient and can track down prey for a long time, hunting is often unsuccessful. The pack has to go without food for several days.
The mating period for wolves runs from January to March. A pregnant she-wolf leaves the pack in search of a den to give birth to pups and takes care of them until they acquire hunting skills. All adult wolves are sensitive to cubs.
In autumn and winter, polar wolves migrate to the south following herds of musk oxen and deer. By that time, the cubs have gained enough strength and experience to become full members of the pack and migrate with adults.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘50 РУБЛЕЙ’ (50 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of a tundra wolf; there is an inscription ‘СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР’ (PROTECT OUR WORLD) above along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint. Edge: 134 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 04/08/2020
Denomination: 50 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Gold 999/1000
Total weight, g: 7.89 (±0.10)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 22.60 (±0.15)
Thickness, mm: 1.60 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 19, 2020, 11:30:58 AM
Tundra Wolf

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘100 РУБЛЕЙ’ (100 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of a tundra wolf against a backdrop of water, rocks and the sun; there is an inscription ‘СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР’ (PROTECT OUR WORLD) above on the left along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 240 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 04/08/2020
Denomination: 100 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Gold 999/1000
Total weight, g: 15.72 (±0.15)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 30.00 (±0.25)
Thickness, mm: 1.70 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 20, 2020, 03:41:07 AM
Tundra Wolf

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal, its fineness, and the serial number of the coin on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘10000 РУБЛЕЙ’ (10000 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of a tundra she-wolf with her cubs against a backdrop of water and rocks; there is an inscription ‘СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР’ (PROTECT OUR WORLD) above along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 360 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 04/08/2020
Denomination: 10 000 rubles
Quality: Proof-like
Metal, fineness: Gold 999/1000
Total weight, g: 1004.40 (±3.30)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 1000.0
Diameter, mm: 100.00 (±0.80)
Thickness, mm: 8.50 (±0.40)
Mintage, pcs: 50
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 20, 2020, 11:28:54 AM
Tundra Wolf

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of a tundra wolf against a backdrop of rocks and the sky with stars; there is an inscription ‘СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР’ (PROTECT OUR WORLD) above along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 04/08/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 5,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 21, 2020, 03:55:14 AM
Tundra Wolf

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘25 РУБЛЕЙ’ (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of two tundra wolves against a backdrop of water, rocks and the sky with stars; there is an inscription ‘СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР’ (PROTECT OUR WORLD) above along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint. Edge: 252 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 04/08/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 169.00 (± 0.85)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 155.50
Diameter, mm: 60.00 (± 0.50)
Thickness, mm: 6.60 (± 0.50)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 21, 2020, 12:09:38 PM
Tundra Wolf

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘100 РУБЛЕЙ’ (100 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of a tundra wolf and a she-wolf against a backdrop of rocks; there is an inscription ‘СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР’ (PROTECT OUR WORLD) above along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 360 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 04/08/2020
Denomination: 100 rubles
Quality: Proof-like
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 1083.74 (±2.65)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 1000.0
Diameter, mm: 100.00 (±0.80)
Thickness, mm: 15.00 (±0.60)
Mintage, pcs: 75
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 22, 2020, 04:07:15 AM
500th Anniversary of the Tula Kremlin’s Construction

The Tula Kremlin is an outstanding monument of Russian defenсe architecture of the XVI century. Built on the Muravsky Trail – the most important strategic direction of the Crimean Tatar raids, the Kremlin for several centuries defended the southern borders of the Russian state and was the main link of the famous Great Zasechnaya line. Its history dates back to 1507, when the construction of the ‘stone city’ – the Tula fortress – was started in Tula by the decree of Grand Duke Vasily III. The construction lasted thirteen years and was completed in 1520. During its existence, the Tula Kremlin has never surrendered to the enemy. In 1552, under the walls of the Kremlin, the troops of the Crimean Khan Devlet Giray were defeated, which paved the way for the success of the famous campaign of Tsar Ivan the Terrible against Kazan. In 1607, the rebels led by Ivan Bolotnikov were defending themselves in Tula against the troops of Tsar Vasily Shuisky for more than four months.
The Tula Kremlin is a regular rectangular fortress. The monument’s architecture combines the centuries-old traditions of Russian architecture and the best achievements of Western European fortification art. A distinctive feature of the Tula Kremlin lies in its location in a low place – the floodplain of the Upa River. Active use of fortress artillery in the XVI century made it possible to build citadels in a relatively low place.
Today, the Tula Kremlin is a unique complex of historical and architectural monuments. Its ensemble, besides the walls and towers that have not undergone significant reconstruction since the XVI century, includes two former cathedrals: the Holy Dormition Cathedral (XVIII century) and the Epiphany Cathedral (XIX century), merchant rows (XIX century), and the building of the first city power plant (XX century).

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the Tula Kremlin against the background of the panoramic view of the city; at the top to the left there is a relief image of the Tula emblem; along the rim there are inscriptions: ‘ТУЛЬСКИЙ КРЕМЛЬ’ (TULA KREMLIN) at the top and two lines ‘500 ЛЕТ’ (500 YEARS) at the bottom to the right.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/08/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 22, 2020, 09:30:50 AM
Coin Commemorating Kuril Islands Landing Operation

The Kuril landing operation of 1945 was an operation of the 2nd Far Eastern Front (Army General M.A. Purkayev) and the forces of the Pacific Fleet (Admiral I.S. Yumashev), conducted on 18 August – 2 September during the Soviet-Japanese war of 1945.
Monuments have been erected in the cities of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in memory of the Soviet soldiers who perished during the operation.

Obverse. In the center of the disc there is a two-line inscription of denomination ‘5 РУБЛЕЙ’ (5 RUBLES) and ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA) below, at the bottom there is the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020), on the left and on the right there are stylised images of plant branches, and in the right-hand part of the coin there is the Moscow Mint’s trademark.
Reverse. A relief image of the Monument of Soviet Army Soldiers – Liberators of the Kuril Islands in 1945; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘КУРИЛЬСКАЯ ДЕСАНТНАЯ ОПЕРАЦИЯ’ (KURIL ISLANDS LANDING OPERATION) and ‘1945 г.’ (1945).
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), E.A. Tolzin (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 12 sections with 5 corrugations each.

Date of Issue: 12/08/2020
Denomination: 5 rubles
Material: Nickel plated steel
Total weight, g: 6.0 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 25.0 (+0.30) (-0.05)
Thickness, mm: 1.80 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 2,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 23, 2020, 07:16:02 AM
Writer I.A. Bunin — 150th Anniversary of his Birth (22.10.1870)

Ivan Bunin (1870-1953) was a writer, poet and translator. He was the first Russian writer awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
His first poem dedicated to another Russian writer Semyon Nadson was published in the literary magazine Rodina on 22 February 1887. Bunin’s debut book ‘Poems (1887-1891)’ was published in 1891 as a supplement to the Orlovsky Vestnik newspaper.
In early 1901, the poetry collection ‘Falling Leaves’ along with the translation of Henry Longfellow’s ‘The Song of Hiawatha’ brought Bunin his first Pushkin Prize (established by the Russian Academy of Sciences). In autumn 1909, the Russian Academy of Sciences awarded Bunin with the second Pushkin Prize and elected him an honorary member. However, it was his short novel ‘The Village’ (1910) that made him famous and renowned.
Bunin totally rejected the October Revolution of 1917. Together with his wife, he left Moscow and settled in Odessa in May 1918, then moved to Paris in 1920. The famous writer captured his feelings about the coup in the ‘Cursed Days’ diary, published during his emigration.
Only one poetry collection – ‘Selected Poems’ – came out during Bunin’s exile. At the same time, ten new prose works saw the light, among which ‘Rose of Jerico’, ‘Mitya’s Love’ and ‘Sunstroke’.
Bunin spent 1927-1933 writing his most prominent work – the novel ‘The Life of Arseniev’. In 1933, the writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature ‘for his talent to truthfully and artistically recreate in prose the essence of the Russian character’.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘2 РУБЛЯ’ (2 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief portrait of Ivan Bunin against the background of outline images of trees; on the right, there is a relief image of an apple tree branch; below, there is a facsimile of the writer’s signature and his life years – ‘1870’ and ‘1953’. Pictures provided by the Orel Region State-owned Cultural Organisation ‘Turgenev United State Literature Museum in Orel’.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 195 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 07/09/2020
Denomination: 2 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 17.00 (± 0.18)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 33.00 (± 0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.40 (± 0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on October 23, 2020, 07:52:35 AM
What is the connection between Bunin and the Turgenev museum or Turgenev himself?

Peter
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Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 23, 2020, 07:57:48 AM
There is no connection.
The museum in the city of Oryol is named after the writer Turgev.
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Post by: Figleaf on October 23, 2020, 08:06:25 AM
OK. Thank you. So Turgenev is the father and Bunin the son. :)

Peter
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Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 23, 2020, 11:18:54 AM
100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Republic of Mari El

The Mari (formerly named the Cheremis) are indigenous people of the Republic; they formed as a community by the end of the first millennium AD. At the same time, they fell under the influence of the Khazar Khaganate, then under the Volga Bulgaria, the Golden Horde, and finally they became the subjects of the Kazan Khanate. For a long time the homeland of the Mari was a battleground between the West and the East, the Slavic and the Turkic peoples. In the middle of the 16th century, the Mari region was incorporated into the Russian State. Since then, its history has been intertwined with the history of Russia, Russians and other peoples of the country.
On 4 November 1920, the Mari Autonomous Area was established. On 5 December 1936, it was reorganised into the Mari Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (the Mari ASSR) in accordance with the Soviet Constitution. On 22 December 1990, the Supreme Soviet of the Mari ASSR approved the Declaration of the State Sovereignty of the Republic. On 22 March 1992, the Mari El Republic, among other constituent territories of the Russian Federation, signed the Treaty of Federation. On 8 July 1992, the republic was officially named the Mari El Republic.
Today the Republic is a tourist gem with its picturesque and crystal clear lakes. The lakeshores host tourist camping sites, sports and recreation camps and retreat centres. Numerous mineral springs mostly coming from the valleys of the Ilet and Yushut rivers are used for medical purposes in recreation and retreat centres and hospitals. Mariy Chodra, the national park located on the Maple Mountain, is the noteworthy nature reserve area. The pilgrimage tours of holy sites (monasteries, churches and sacred springs) and religious groves are always popular among visitors.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of a musician dressed in a national costume playing the Mari bagpipe, and a woman dancing a Mari folk dance against the background of a stylised urban landscape; the upper part of the coin bears a traditional Mari ornament along the rim; on the bottom, there are inscriptions ‘РЕСПУБЛИКА МАРИЙ ЭЛ’ (REPUBLIC OF MARI EL), ‘100 ЛЕТ’ (100 YEARS).
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 07/09/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 26, 2020, 04:35:12 AM
Ryazan Region

The Ryazan Region is a constituent territory of the Russian Federation situated in the centre of the European part of Russia. It was established in 1937. Its area is 39.6 thousand square kilometres, with the population of 1126.7 thousand people (as of 2017). Its administrative centre is the city of Ryazan.
The Ryazan Region is rich in natural resources: limestone, marl, coal clay, high-melting clay and sands. Its most valuable resources are cement limestone, glass-making and silica sand. The land also has deposits of phosphate rock, gyprock, iron stone, coal, and mineral pigments. The most important natural treasure is the huge layer of high-quality peat. More than 500 large natural bodies of water with vast sapropelic deposits.
About one third of the area is covered by forests. The region also has the globally important Oka Nature Reserve and a national state nature park.
The Ryazan Region is a unique cultural reserve with an exceptional music, song writing, dance, national and poetry traditions and rituals, and with flaming colours of national costumes, arts and crafts.
The landmarks of the Ryazan Region are one-of-a-kind church architectural sites, manors, manufacturing buildings and merchant mansions. The area boasts about 1200 architectural landmarks and more than 2200 archaeology artefacts.

Obverse. In the centre of the disc there is the denomination of the coin ‘10 РУБЛЕЙ’ (10 RUBLES), inside the figure ‘0’ there is a hidden number ‘10’ and an inscription ‘РУБ’ (RUB) visible by turns when the angle of vision changes, below is a mint trade mark; on the ring above there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), below is the year of issue ‘2020’, on the left and on the right there are stylised images of plant branches going over to the disc.
Reverse. A relief image of the emblem of the Ryazan Region encircled by inscriptions, divided by dots: ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) at the top and ‘РЯЗАНСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ’ (RYAZAN REGION) at the bottom.
Authors: Designer: A.D. Schablykin. Sculptor: A.N. Bessonov.
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 300 corrugations and the inscription "ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TEN RUBLES) recurring twice and divided by asterisks.

Date of Issue: 07/09/2020
Denomination: 10 rubles
Quality: UNC
Material: ring/disk: Brass plated steel/Nickel plated steel
Total weight, g: 7.90 (±0.45)
Diameter, mm: 27.0 (+0.20) (–0.05)
Thickness, mm: 2.10 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 5,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 26, 2020, 08:33:09 AM
The 75th Anniversary of the Nuclear Industry of Russia

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Russian nuclear industry.
On 20 August 1945, it was decided to establish First Chief Directorate under the Council of People’s Commissars of the Soviet Union to manage the nuclear project. The Soviet nuclear industry was created to protect the country and the whole world from new global conflicts.
After the nuclear shield had ensured the country’s safety, scientists and engineers were able to put nuclear power to use for peaceful purposes. Our country was the first to build a nuclear power station, a nuclear ice-breaker and a tokamak (a device to study thermonuclear fusion).
These days, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, established in 2007, is among the Top-10 Russian companies. It operates in 50 countries on 5 continents. Russian nuclear power stations cover nearly a fifth of the country’s energy requirements without any greenhouse gas pollution.
The nuclear industry still remains at the forefront of research and technology. Rosatom not only builds innovative new generation power units but also develops the most promising areas, such as supercomputers, composite materials, additive technologies, digital products, wind power, and radiation medicine.
Ahead of time, the nuclear industry works for the good of the country and people.

Obverse.The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a coloured number ‘75’ surrounded by relief images of the Arktika nuclear-powered icebreaker, the Novovoronezh nuclear power station and the Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power station against the background of a stylised picture of the model of the atom; and the inscription ‘THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY OF RUSSIA’ along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 15/09/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 27, 2020, 06:15:29 AM
Morozko

‘Morozko’, a traditional Slavic fairy tale, is based on the idea of importance of such human qualities as kindness, industriousness and obedience.
An evil woman wishes to get rid of her kind and hard-working stepdaughter and orders her husband to take her deep into the forest and leave her there to die. In the woods, the girl meets Morozko. She is polite and kind to him, and in response he gives her furs and jewellery. The stepmother, seeing the riches that her stepdaughter has received, sends her own daughter into the forest, but she is rude and unkind to Morozko, for which she is punished.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief scene from the folktale ‘Morozko’ against the background of stylised images of a forest, stars and snowflakes; along the rim there are inscriptions: ‘ЛЕГЕНДЫ И СКАЗКИ НАРОДОВ РОССИИ’ (LEGENDS AND FOLKTALES OF RUSSIA) at the top and ‘МОРОЗКО’ (MOROZKO) at the bottom left.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 28/09/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 7,000
Title: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Bimat on October 27, 2020, 07:10:52 AM
Looking at the size of this thread (may still be work in progress), I am quite sure that Russia issues highest number of commemorative coins (circulating base metal + surcharged collector coins) every year and no other country will even come close to it. France, Poland too issue numerous coins every year but Russia is a next level example indeed! :o

Aditya
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Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 28, 2020, 02:24:58 AM
Centenary of the Foundation of the Udmurt Republic

According to the most ancient archaeological monuments, the territory of Udmurtia was populated during the Mesolithic period (8–5 thousand years BC). In the following archaeological periods, the Western Urals saw a differentiation of the ancient Finno-Ugric people. In early Iron Age (800–300 years BC), the Ananyino culture of the ancestors of the current Udmurts and Komi formed in the Kama River region (Prikamye).
Joining Volga Bulgaria, the first state in Lower Prikamye, in the 10th century caused a significant influence on the ancient Udmurts. Since the 13th century, the Southern Udmurts were under the influence of the Golden Horde and, after that, the Khanate of Kazan. During the Middle Ages, the settlement of Idnakar was the largest centre of craft, cult and administration of the Northern Udmurts who remained independent.
The first Russian settlements were founded on the Vyatka River in the 12–13th centuries. The Northern Udmurtia became a part of the young Russian state. By 1557, after Ivan the Terrible had occupied Kazan, the process of the Udmurts’ joining Russia was completed.
In 1920, the Udmurt Autonomous Region was established. In 1934, it transformed into the Udmurt Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic and was renamed as the Udmurt Republic in 1991.
The 20th century saw Udmurtia becoming a major military industrial centre of the USSR and Russia owing to its beneficial geopolitical location. Even today, the national structure of state and the military character of the region’s industry heavily shape the historical, social, economic and cultural identity of the Udmurt Republic.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears the following images: the coat of arms of the Udmurt Republic; images of the main building of the Izhevsk arms factory, the monument 'Friendship of Peoples', and St. Michael's Cathedral; a relief image of a young couple in traditional Udmurt costumes standing by the river; along the rim there are inscriptions: ‘УДМУРТСКАЯ РЕСПУБЛИКА’ (THE UDMURT REPUBLIC) at the top and ‘100 ЛЕТ’ (100 YEARS) at the bottom right, written in two lines.

Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 01/10/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 29, 2020, 03:02:04 AM
A commemorative coin dedicated to selfless labour of health workers

The commemorative coin dedicated to the selfless labour of health workers has been issued in commemoration of the bravery, commitment and real acts of heroism on the part of doctors and medical staff during the pandemic.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value ‘25 РУБЛЕЙ’ (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of two medical workers – a man and a woman – in protective suits, holding paramedic boxes, against the background of a hospital and an ambulance.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/10/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 5,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on October 30, 2020, 03:22:16 AM
Transport Worker

The commemorative coin Transport Worker is dedicated to the staff of one of the key segments of the economy which ensures the relocation of individuals and cargoes. Transport plays one of the key roles in the growth of the national economy, development of international relations, trade and cultural links, as well as the improvement of living standards. At present, over 4 million people are employed in this segment.
The Man of Labour series is issued to promote various professions.

Obverse. In the centre the denomination of the coin ‘10 РУБЛЕЙ’ (10 RUBLES), inside the figure ‘0’ hidden pictures of the number ‘10’ and the inscription ‘РУБ’ (RUB), visible alternately when changing the angle of vision, on the left and on the right stylised images of laurel and oak branches respectively, along the rim at the top the inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), at the bottom the year of issue ‘2020’, to its right the mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of a transport worker against the background of various types of transport, with a medium emblem of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation on the sleeve of his uniform shirt; along the top rim there is an inscription ‘ЧЕЛОВЕК ТРУДА’ (MAN OF LABOUR).
Authors: Designer: A.A. Brynza. Sculptor: A.N. Bessonov.
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 6 sections with 5 corrugations and 6 sections with 7 corrugations alternated with 12 smooth sections.

Date of Issue: 12/10/2020
Denomination: 10 rubles
Material: Brass plated steel
Total weight, g: 5.63 (±0.15)
Diameter, mm: 22.0 (+0.20) (–0.05)
Thickness, mm: 2.20 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on November 05, 2020, 03:28:25 AM
Seaman Ivan F. Krusenstern — 250th Anniversary of Birth (19.11.1770)

Ivan Krusenstern (1770–1846) is a Russian geographer, sea explorer, admiral, and founding member of the Russian Geographical Society.
He was born not far from Revel (Tallinn). After finishing the school at the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin in Tallinn (also known as Dome Church) at the age of 14, he entered the Kronstadt Naval Cadet Corps. Krusenstern took part in the Russian-Swedish war of 1788–1790. In 1793–1799, he visited North and South America, Africa and Asia (India and China) together with a group of young promising Navy officers.
Upon returning home, he presented a plan of a round-the-world voyage and was appointed head of the first Russian circumnavigation of the world. The expedition set sail from Kronstadt on two ships Nadezhda and Neva in summer 1803. Besides the crew, the ships carried the Russian embassy to Japan headed by Nikolai Rezanov.
The goals of the circumnavigation, which finished in summer 1806, were to explore marine environment, verify maps, and conduct various research. Based on the results of the voyage, Ivan Krusenstern published its detailed account in three volumes 'Journey around the World in the Years 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806' and an atlas with numerous maps and prints.
After the circumnavigation, he was director of the Naval Cadet Corps for many years, prepared and published a fundamental cartographic work 'Atlas of the Southern Sea'.
Ivan Krusenstern made a huge contribution to the development of oceanography. His name was given to several geographical objects.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘2 РУБЛЯ’ (2 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief portrait of Ivan Krusenstern against the background of an outline image of the map of his circumnavigation path of 1803-1806; 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'.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Dolgopolova (reverse). Sculptor: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse, reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 195 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 21/10/2020
Denomination: 2 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 17.00 (± 0.18)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 33.00 (± 0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.40 (± 0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 5,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on November 05, 2020, 06:28:51 PM
An unusual name that is significantly different (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Johann_von_Krusenstern) in latin characters. I knew the ship (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kruzenshtern_(ship)) and now I know the man.

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on November 09, 2020, 02:58:44 AM
The 75th Anniversary of the Foundation of the UN

The United Nations Organisation was founded in 1945. At present, 193 states are members of the UN. The mission and activities of the United Nations are shaped by the goals and principles formulated in the UN Charter.
Due to its powers and authorities set forth in the UN Charter and its unique international character, the United Nations Organisation can address issues faced by the mankind in the 21st century. These include peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and emergency situations, gender equality, management, food production, and many others.
The UN constitutes a forum where representatives from all states may express their opinions in the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees. While assisting and organising dialogue and between its member states, the UN becomes a facility helping governments to find common grounds and resolve problems by mutual efforts.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears 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).

Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Schablykin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.A. Schablykin (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 21/10/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Prosit on November 09, 2020, 04:23:05 AM
Just my opinion
The title of this contains "investment"

It is my opinion that collecting coins is a fantastic hobby but never a good investment.

Dale

Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on November 09, 2020, 07:55:23 PM
I interpret the word as a commercial adjective devoid of meaning. Something like "whiter than white". Many of the pieces have an indication of silver content. This is part of the deception that they can serve as small silver bars. In reality, the agio at issue is such that that the silver price would have to rise improbably before you'd even start making a profit. You would be better off with a silver-based ETA if you can find and buy it. However, you'd have to have an improbably large portfolio before you could think of including precious metals unless you have an improbable risk appetite.

Note that some of the items presented in this thread are not very commemorative either. That said, who is to say what someone else may collect?

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: chrisild on November 09, 2020, 11:18:33 PM
Just my opinion
The title of this contains "investment"
It is my opinion that collecting coins is a fantastic hobby but never a good investment.

While I do not actually disagree, just replace the word "investment" with "bullion", and you're there. ;) Have a look at the Russian central bank (http://cbr.ru/eng/cash_circulation/memorable_coins/)'s website, and you will see that this is the term they use. "For the first time in 1996 Russian citizens were offered investment coins on domestic market: a gold uncirculated Chervonets coin of 1975-1982 years of issue and a silver coin of 1995 year of issue, featuring the Sable."

In a similar way, the euro folks have, apart from the circulation pieces, "commemorative coins" and "collector coins". The terms themselves may be confusing first, but they make the differentiation easier. :)

Christian
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on November 10, 2020, 02:46:31 AM
While I do not actually disagree, just replace the word "investment" with "bullion", and you're there. ;) Have a look at the Russian central bank (http://cbr.ru/eng/cash_circulation/memorable_coins/)'s website, and you will see that this is the term they use. "For the first time in 1996 Russian citizens were offered investment coins on domestic market: a gold uncirculated Chervonets coin of 1975-1982 years of issue and a silver coin of 1995 year of issue, featuring the Sable."

In a similar way, the euro folks have, apart from the circulation pieces, "commemorative coins" and "collector coins". The terms themselves may be confusing first, but they make the differentiation easier. :)

Christian

 :like:

"Chervonets" and "Sable" - these are official investment coins.
All other coins are commemorative.
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on November 10, 2020, 07:01:03 AM
The 2020 SCO and BRICS summits hosted by the Russian Federation

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an international alliance created on 15 June 2001 by the leaders of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Currently, the SCO unites Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, with Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia enjoying the status of its observer states. The SCO summit will be held on 10 November 2020. During the meeting, the leaders will discuss issues of further strengthening and deepening cooperation within the SCO, taking into consideration the global political and socio-economic consequences of the new coronavirus pandemic.
BRICS is an informal association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. It was founded in June 2006. The BRICS summit will be held on 17 November 2020. The theme of the summit is BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Common Security and Innovative Growth.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears coloured logos of BRICS and SCO summits with the outlines of the Palace Bridge and the Peter and Paul Fortress; there are inscriptions: ‘ЗАСЕДАНИЕ СОВЕТА ГЛАВ ГОСУДАРСТВ – ЧЛЕНОВ ШОС И ВСТРЕЧА ГЛАВ ГОСУДАРСТВ ОБЪЕДИНЕНИЯ БРИКС’ (SCO AND BRICS SUMMITS) along the rim and ‘САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГ’ (SAINT PETERSBURG), ‘SAINT PETERSBURG’, ‘РОССИЯ’ (RUSSIA), ‘RUSSIA’, and ‘2020’ at the bottom.
Authors: Designer: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse, reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 02/11/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on November 17, 2020, 04:18:24 AM
The 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation

The Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation is the supreme state audit institution established in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
The tasks of the Accounts Chamber include the organisation and monitoring of the intended and efficient use of federal budget funds and auditing the feasibility and efficiency of achieving strategic goals of social and economic development of the Russian Federation.
In the capacity of a parliamentary control body, the Accounts Chamber promotes transparency and efficiency in the management of budget funds and public resources in general, promotes greater accountability of government bodies and increases orientation of their activities towards the implementation of public interests.
The mission of the Accounts Chamber is to promote fair and responsible governance as a prerequisite for the sustainable development of the Russian society and a dignified life of Russian citizens.
In 2018–2021, the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation is presiding over the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).

Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the Accounts Chamber building in Moscow; at the top there is a coloured image of the emblem of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation; there are inscriptions: a two-line inscription ‘25 ЛЕТ’ (25 YEARS) at the bottom and ‘СЧЕТНАЯ ПАЛАТА РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ’ (THE ACCOUNTS CHAMBER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION) along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 10/11/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on November 18, 2020, 03:10:08 AM
100th Anniversary of the GOELRO Plan

The GOELRO (State Commission for the Electrification of Russia) was established on 21 February 1920 to develop a plan for the electrification of the country after the October Revolution of 1917. The Russian-language abbreviation is often interpreted as the State Plan for the Electrification of Russia, i.e. the plan drafted by the GOELRO, which became the first forward-looking economic development plan adopted and implemented in Russia after the Revolution.
As energy infrastructure construction in Russia expanded, experts became increasingly convinced that the country needed a single national plan that would connect industrial development in the regions with energy infrastructure development, as well as with the electrification of transport and utility services.
To solve the problem of creating a single plan for the national economic recovery and development, which arose after the Revolution, Vladimir Lenin focused on the electrification. In 1920, the GOELRO Commission – the State Plan for the Electrification of Russia – was established. The Commission was chaired by Gleb Krzhizhanovsky – an energy scientist and author of the 'Industrial Electrification Goals' paper. In December 1920, at the extended meeting of the Commission, a plan was developed and approved.
It included a single programme to revive and develop the country and specific industries – primarily the heavy industry – mostly by means of raising productivity as much as possible. The plan strongly emphasised the role of electrification in the development of industry, construction, transport and agriculture. It ordered to use mostly local fuels, including low-value coals, peat, shale, gas and timber.
The so-called 'Programme A' of the GOELRO Plan, which provided for the recovery of the country's ruined energy economy, was completed in 1926. By 1931, the minimum ten-year deadline of the Programme, all energy construction targets had been exceeded. By 1935, which was the end of the fifteen-year term, the Soviet energy industry had reached the global standards and taken the third place in the world after the USA and Germany.
The GOELRO Plan became the very first national plan in Russia and paved the way for the planning system in the USSR. It anticipated the theory, methods and agenda of future five-year plans.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the Accounts Chamber building in Moscow; at the top there is a coloured image of the emblem of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation; there are inscriptions: a two-line inscription ‘25 ЛЕТ’ (25 YEARS) at the bottom and ‘СЧЕТНАЯ ПАЛАТА РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ’ (THE ACCOUNTS CHAMBER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION) along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 10/11/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Figleaf on November 18, 2020, 12:23:37 PM
Something went wrong with the description of the side pictured on the right. This piece is not for the Chamber of Accounts.

Peter
Title: Re: 2020. Commemorative and Investment Coins of the Bank of Russia
Post by: Wizard- Russia on November 25, 2020, 12:00:42 PM
Poet A.A. Fet – 200th Anniversary of his Birth (05.12.1820)

Afanasy Afanasyevich Fet (1820–1892) was a Russian poet, translator, memoirist, and a corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1886).
Fet studied at home, however, he absorbed most of his knowledge from nature, peasant and rural life. Later he enrolled in the Faculty of History and Philology at the Moscow University, where he began to write poetry. Professor Mikhail Pogodin showed his poems to Nikolai Gogol and soon received an opinion from the famous writer: 'undoubtedly gifted'.
In 1840, the first Fet's poetry collection called 'Lyric Pantheon' was published. It included ballads, elegies, idylls and epitaphs. The collection was praised by critics Vissarion Belinsky, Pyotr Kudryavtsev, and poet Yevgeny Baratynsky. A year later, Fet's poems were regularly appearing in the Moskvityanin – a literary review by Pogodin – and in the Otechestvennye Zapiski magazine.
In 1850, Fet published his second poetry collection, which was praised by major Russian magazines. Soon, the Sovremennik magazine started to publish Fet's poems. In 1856, the book 'Poems by A.A. Fet' saw the light. Encouraged by his success, Fet began writing long poems, poetry novels, prose, as well as travel essays and critical reviews. Also, he translated works by Heinrich Heine, Johann Goethe, André Chénier, Adam Mickiewicz and other poets. In 1863, Fet published another book – a two-volume collection of his poetry. Some critics enjoyed the book, noting the author's 'great lyrical talent', others replied with harsh articles and parodies. In 1883, after a twenty-year break, a new poetry book called 'Evening Lights' was published. By this time, Fet had accepted the fact that his works were 'not for everyone'.
In the final years of his life, the poet received public recognition. In 1884, he became the first winner of the full Pushkin Prize of the Imperial Academy of Sciences for translations of Horace's works. Two years later, Fet was elected its corresponding member. In 1888, Afanasy Fet was personally introduced to Emperor Alexander III and was awarded the court title of chamberlain.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘2 РУБЛЯ’ (2 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief portrait of Afanasy Fet against the background of stylised lines of poetry; the right side bears relief images of a feather and a singing nightingale, a two-line inscription ‘АФАНАСИЙ ФЕТ’ (AFANASY FET) and the poet's life years ‘1820’ and ‘1892’.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 195 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 17/11/2020
Denomination: 2 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 17.00 (± 0.18)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 33.00 (± 0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.40 (± 0.20)
Mintage, pcs: 7,000