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Issue of commemorative coins of precious metal

On 5 March 2019, the Bank of Russia issues commemorative silver proof coins in denomination of 2 rubles of the series Red Data Book: Amur Leopard, Japanese Crested Ibis, and Beluga (fine metal content 15.55 g, fineness 925).

The coins have a round shape 33.0 mm in diameter.

The obverse and the reverse of the coins have a relief rim along the circumference.

The obverse of the coins bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and the inscriptions: ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coins ‘2 РУБЛЯ’ (2 RUBLES), the year of issue ‘2019 г.’ (2019), an indication of the metal according to the D.I. Mendeleyev Periodic System of Elements, fineness, trade mark of the Saint Petersburg mint, and fine metal content.

The reverse:

– of the coin ‘Amur Leopard’ (Catalogue Number: 5110-0158) bears a relief image of the Amur leopard; at the bottom there is a semicircular inscription: ‘ДАЛЬНЕВОСТОЧНЫЙ ЛЕОПАРД’ (AMUR LEOPARD).

The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The coin is minted in proof quality.

The mintage of the coin is 5.0 thousand pcs;

– of the coin ‘Japanese Crested Ibis’ (Catalogue Number: 5110-0159) bears a relief image of a flying Japanese crested ibis; at the bottom there is a semicircular inscription: ‘КРАСНОНОГИЙ ИБИС’ (JAPANESE CRESTED IBIS).

The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The coin is minted in proof quality.

The mintage of the coin is 5.0 thousand pcs;

– of the coin ‘Beluga’ (Catalogue Number: 5110-0160) bears a relief image of beluga; at the bottom there is a semicircular inscription: ‘БЕЛУГА’ (BELUGA).

The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The coin is minted in proof quality.

The mintage of the coin is 5.0 thousand pcs.

The new 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.

05 March 2019

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