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Information Notice

On issuing of commemorative coins of precious metals

On July 31, 2015 the Central Bank of the Russian Federation issues commemorative coins of precious metals:

  • A silver proof coin in denomination of 3 Roubles — „The Temple of the Mother of God Icon ‚Joy of All Who Sorrow’ of Dalmat Holy Assumption Monastery, Kurgan Region” (catalogue number 5111-0297) of the series „Architectural Monuments of Russia”;
  • A silver proof coin in denomination of 25 Roubles — „Works of Michelangelo Buonarroti” (catalogue number 5115-0110) of the series „Treasury of World Culture”.

Description of the coins 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 3000 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 sideof the coin bears a relief image of the Temple of the Mother of God icon „Joy of all who Sorrow” of Dalmat Holy Assumption monastery. There are inscriptions along the circumference — „ХРАМ ИКОНЫ БОЖИЕЙ МАТЕРИ ‚ВСЕХ СКОРБЯЩИХ РАДОСТЬ’” (THE TEMPLE OF THE MOTHER OF GOD ICON „JOY OF ALL WHO SORROW”) on top and „СВЯТО-УСПЕНСКИЙ ДАЛМАТОВСКИЙ МОНАСТЫРЬ” (DALMAT HOLY ASSUMPTION MONASTERY) at the bottom.

A silver proof coin in denomination of 25 Roubles (fine metal content 155.5 g, fineness 925/1000, diameter 60.0 mm, mintage 1000 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 „ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ” (TWENTY FIVE 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 sideof the coin depicts relief images of the sculpture „Pieta” in the center and a facade of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican on the right; images of the paintings of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in Vatican performed in colour on top and a fragment of a portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti on the left. There is an inscription along the circumference — „ТВОРЕНИЯ МИКЕЛАНДЖЕЛО БУОНАРРОТИ” (WORKS OF MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI).

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.

30 July 2015

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