Date of issue: 28.05.1998
Catalogue number: 5109-0033
Total weight, G
content not less than, G
in the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two-headed eagle designed by I.Bilibin, lower — the semicircular inscription — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «ОДИН РУБЛЬ» (ONE RUBLE), at the bottom — «1998», the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right — the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
a sportsman throwing the hammer against the background of the outline picture of the globe, behind to the right — the Tsar Cannon in the Moscow Kremlin. The inscription at the top along the rim: «ВСЕМИРНЫЕ ЮНОШЕСКИЕ ИГРЫ МОСКВА 1998» (WORLD YOUTH GAMES MOSCOW 1998).
The artist: Ju.G.Mayorova
The sculptor: Ju.G.Mayorova
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 200 corrugations
The First World Youth Games (Moscow, July 11th -19th, 1998) were sporting
competitions between young sportsmen from more than 140 countries
of the world. The program of the Games included sporting types especially
popular among young people: the football, track and field athletics, swimming,
basketball, volley-ball, tennis, gymnastics and modern rhythmic gymnastics,
synchronized swimming, fencing, judo, Graeco-Roman wrestling.
The Games were held under the patronage of the International Olympic
Committee (IOC). The motto of the Games: «Moscow — Open World
of the Childhood». There were no such sporting competitions in the history
of the contemporary Olympic movement.
The main aim of the Games is to involve young sportsmen in the Olympic
movement, to prepare them for complicated psychological conditions
of international starts, to select young talents for the participation in the future
Olympic Games. Beginning from 2004 the World Youth Games will be held
constantly, one year before the Olympic Games.