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Poet A.V. Koltsov- the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Birthday

Date of Issue
Catalogue number
Outstanding Personalities of Russia
Date of Issue
Catalogue number
2 rubles
Metal, fineness
Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g
17.00 (±0.18)
Fine metal content not less than, g
Diameter, mm
33.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm
2.40 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs


in the centre - the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it - the semicircular inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ДВА РУБЛЯ" (TWO RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2009 г." (2009), to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.


To the left - the portrait of A.V. Koltsov, lower - wild flowers and an opened book, to the right - the facsimile signature of the poet, over it - a butterfly and the date in two lines: "1809" and "1842", in the background above - the image of a village and a mower on the meadow.


The artists: L.A. Evdokimova.
The sculptors: L.A. Evdokimova and A.A. Dolgopolova.
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 195 corrugations.

Alexey Vasilyevich Koltsov (1809-1842) - poet, ancestor of a new distinctive poetic style close to the folklore. Many of his verses have been set to music.

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