The 150th Anniversary of the Birthday of A.P. Chekhov
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: "ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ РУБЛЕЙ" (FIFTY RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2010 г." (2010), to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
in the centre of the disc - the portrait of A.P. Chekhov and dates in two lines: "1860" and "1904", around the portrait - inscriptions indicating titles of magazines - to the left: "ОСКОЛКИ" (OSKOLKY), above: "БУДИЛЬНИК" (BUDILNIK), to the right: "СТРЕКОЗА" (STREKOSA), below on the matted field of the paper sheet - facsimile signature of the writer: "А. ЧЕХОВ" (A. CHEKHOV).
The artist: A.A. Brynsa.
The sculptors: Yu.S. Gogol, A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia.
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 134 corrugations.