in the centre - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower - the semicircular inscription - "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top - "ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ РУБЛЕЙ" (FIFTY RUBLES), at the bottom - the year of issue "2003", 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 portrait of the Emperor Peter I against the background of a window-arch in the brick wall. The inscription at the bottom - "ПЕТР I" (PETER I).
The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptor: A.I. Parfionov.
Moscow Mint (MМД).
The edge: 200 corrugations.
Peter I the Great (1672- 1725), Russian Tsar since 1682, the first Russian Emperor since 1721, creator of the powerful absolutist state.