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

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Information Notice

On issuing of coins of precious metals

On September 1, 2016 the Central Bank of the Russian Federation issues a commemorative coin of precious metal:

  • A silver proof coin in denomination of 3 Roubles (catalogue number 5111-0343) „The Centenary of the Foundation of Murmansk”.

Description of the coin of precious metal:

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 side of the coin bears a relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation. There are inscriptions: „РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), „БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin — „3 РУБЛЯ” (3 ROUBLES) and the year — „2016”, 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 depicts a relief image of the monument to defenders of the Arctic against a background of a panorama of Murmansk. There is an inscription in two lines at the bottom: „МУРМАНСК ОСНОВАН В 1916 ГОДУ” (MURMANSK FOUNDED IN 1916).


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.

01 September 2016

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