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The Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)

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On issuing of commemorative coin of precious metals

On April 21, 2015 the Central Bank of the Russian Federation issues a commemorative coin of precious metals:

  • A silver proof coin in denomination of 3 Roubles (catalogue number 5111-0290) of the series „The 50th Anniversary of the First Man to Walk in Space”.

Description of the coin of precious metals:

A silver proof coin in denomination of 3 Roubles (fine metal content 31.1 g, fineness 925/1000, diameter 39.0 mm, mintage 5000 pcs), has the rim raised on both sides of the coin along the circumference. The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The obverse: a relief image of the Emblem of the Bank of Russia — a two-headed eagle with wings down, and a semicircular inscription under it „БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA), framed with a circle of beads. Inscriptions along the rim divided by dots indicate the denomination of the coin „ТРИ РУБЛЯ” (THREE ROUBLES) and the year of issue „2015”, between them there is an indication of the metal according to the D.I. Mendeleyev Periodic System of Elements, purity, trade mark of the Saint Petersburg mint and fine precious metal content.

The reverse side of the coin bears a relief image of a cosmonaut in an outer space alongside with a spaceship against a background of stars, the Sun and the Earth performed in colour. There is an inscription along the circumference on top — „50 ЛЕТ СО ДНЯ ПЕРВОГО ВЫХОДА ЧЕЛОВЕКА В ОТКРЫТЫЙ КОСМОС” (THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MAN TO WALK IN SPACE).

The coins are legal tender of the Russian Federation. They are obligatory for acceptance for all kinds of payments without any restrictions at their face value.

20 April 2015

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