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Information Notice

On issuing of commemorative coins of precious metals

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation issues commemorative coins of precious metals “The 175th Anniversary of the Savings Business in Russia”:

  • On October 27, 2016 a silver proof coin in denomination of 3 Roubles (catalogue number 5111-0346) and a gold proof coin in denomination of 50 Roubles (catalogue number 5216-0110);
  • On December 1, 2016 a silver proof-like coin in denomination of 100 Roubles (catalogue number 5117-0062) and gold proof-like coins in denomination of 10000 Roubles (catalogue number 5221-0031), 50000 Roubles (catalogue number 5226-0002).

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 3500 pcs), a silver proof-like coin in denomination of 100 Roubles (fine metal content 1000.0 g, fineness 925/1000, diameter 100.0 mm, mintage 170 pcs), a gold proof coin in denomination of 50 Roubles (fine metal content 7.78 g, fineness 999/1000, diameter 22.6 mm, mintage 700 pcs) and gold proof-like coins in denomination of 10000 Roubles (fine metal content 1000,0 g, fineness 999/1000, diameter 100.0 mm, mintage 35 pcs), 50000 Roubles (fine metal content 5000.0 g, fineness 999/1000, diameter 130.0 mm, mintage 15 pcs) have the rim raised on both sides of the coins along the circumference. The edge of the coins is corrugated.

The obverse side of the coins 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 coins - “3 РУБЛЯ” (3 ROUBLES), “50 РУБЛЕЙ” (50 ROUBLES), “100 РУБЛЕЙ” (100 ROUBLES), “10000 РУБЛЕЙ” (10000 ROUBLES), “50000 РУБЛЕЙ” (50000 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.

On the obverse side of the gold proof-like coins in denomination of 10000 Roubles and 50000 Roubles there is an ordinal number of the coin with an indication of the sign “№” in the lower part of it next to the fine precious metal content indication.

The reverse side of the coins bears fragments of graphic materials (gravures, promotional and advertising posters) reflecting different stages of the savings business development in Russia:

  • of a silver proof coin in denomination of 3 Roubles - an image of a hand holding a payment card against a background of a savings bankbook. There are inscriptions along the circumference: “СБЕРЕГАТЕЛЬНОЕ ДЕЛО В РОССИИ” (SAVINGS BUSINESS IN RUSSIA) on top, “175 ЛЕТ” (175 YEARS) at the bottom;
  • of a silver proof-like coin in denomination of 100 Roubles - a fragment of the State loan bond. There are inscriptions along the circumference: “СБЕРЕГАТЕЛЬНОЕ ДЕЛО В РОССИИ” (SAVINGS BUSINESS IN RUSSIA) on top, “175 ЛЕТ” (175 YEARS) at the bottom;
  • of a gold proof coin in denomination of 50 Roubles - a fragment of a poster with an image of a machine operator in a tractor. There are inscriptions along the circumference: “СБЕРЕГАТЕЛЬНОЕ ДЕЛО В РОССИИ” (SAVINGS BUSINESS IN RUSSIA) on top, “175 ЛЕТ” (175 YEARS) at the bottom;
  • of a gold proof-like coin in denomination of 10000 Roubles - a fragment of a poster with an image of two people with savings bankbooks in hands against a background of a building. There are inscriptions along the circumference: “СБЕРЕГАТЕЛЬНОЕ ДЕЛО В РОССИИ” (SAVINGS BUSINESS IN RUSSIA) on top, “175 ЛЕТ” (175 YEARS) at the bottom;
  • of a gold proof-like coin in denomination of 50000 Roubles - a fragment of a gravure with an image of the building of the Moscow founding hospital Board of trustees in Solyanka street in Moscow where the first Moscow savings bank was opened. There are inscriptions along the circumference: “СБЕРЕГАТЕЛЬНОЕ ДЕЛО В РОССИИ” (SAVINGS BUSINESS IN RUSSIA) on top, “175 ЛЕТ” (175 YEARS) at the bottom.

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.

27 October 2016

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