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Circulating coins of the Bank of Russia of Issue 1997

The mint trade marks depicted on the coins:
Saint-Petersburg Mint: СП МД or С-П;
Moscow Mint: ММД or М

Circulating coin of the Bank of Russia
with denomination of 1 Kopeck
of 1997 Issue

Diameter 15.50 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Weight 1.50 g

Edge: plain

Material: bi-metal (copper-nickel clad steel)


The coin is disc-shaped, white in color and has ledges along the rim on both sides — obverse and reverse. The material of the coin has ferromagnetic characteristics.

The obverse:

— in the center — the relief image of Saint George the Warrior on horseback killing a serpent with a spear;
— to the right below, under the front hoof of the horse — the Cyrillic letters M (Moscow) or C-II (Saint Petersburg), indicating the mint-producer;
- above from the left to the right — the inscription along the rim: “БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA) divided by the figure of Saint George the Warrior;
— below under the figure of the serpent — the year of mintage.

The reverse:

- in the center, a little to the right — the denomination of the coin: the figure 1, under it — the word “КОПЕЙКА” (KOPECK) written horizontal;
- at the bottom of the disc — the stylized vegetable ornament in form of two branches;