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The Bank of Russia 2-Ruble Coin of 1997

Nominal  2 Ruble
Diameter 23.00 mm
Thickness 1.80 mm
Weight 5.10 g
2-Ruble Obverse 2-Ruble Reverse 2-Ruble Edge
Edge: 84 corrugations divided in 12 equal sections alternated with 12 plain sections
Material: copper-nickel alloy

The coin is disc-shaped, white in color and has ledges along the rim on both sides — obverse and reverse. The material of the coin has no ferromagnetic characteristics.

The obverse

  • in the center — the relief image of the two-headed eagle, above it — the inscription along the rim: „БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA);
  • below to the right, under left paw of the eagle — the mint trade mark;
  • lower under the eagle — the denomination of the coin in words in one line: „ДВА РУБЛЯ” (TWO RUBLES), two horizontal lines divided by a dot and the year of mintage under it.

The reverse

  • in the center, a little to the left — denomination of the coin: the figure 2 and word under it „РУБЛЯ” (RUBLES) written horizontal;
  • below along the rim and on the right part of the disc — the stylized vegetable ornament in form of a branch with two interwoven caulescents.

Change of obverse of 2002

Nominal  2 Ruble
Diameter 23.00 mm
Thickness 1.80 mm
Weight 5.10 g
2-Ruble Obverse 2-Ruble Reverse 2-Ruble Edge
Edge: 84 corrugations divided in 12 equal sections alternated with 12 plain sections
Material: copper-nickel alloy

The dimensions and physical parameters of the coin as well as its reverse remain unchanged. The coin with denomination of 2 Rubles, which had been produced previously with the initial type of obverse remains in the circulation on the territory of the Russian Federation as a legal tender.

The obverse

  • in the center, a little to the left — denomination of the coin: the figure 2 and word under it „РУБЛЯ” (RUBLES) written horizontal;
  • below along the rim and on the right part of the disc — the stylized vegetable ornament in form of a branch with two interwoven caulescents.

Change of material of 2009

Nominal  2 Ruble
Diameter 23.00 mm
Thickness 1.80 mm
Weight 5,00 g
2-Ruble Obverse 2-Ruble Reverse 2-Ruble Edge
Edge: 84 corrugations divided in 12 equal sections alternated with 12 plain sections
Material: nickel plated steel

Since the second quarter of 2009 the coin with denomination of 2 Rubles of 1997 is made of nickel plated steel. The material of the coin has ferromagnetic characteristics.

The design and dimensions of this coin correspond to 2 Rubles coin of 1997 with the variety of obverse of 2002. The coins which had been made previously of copper-nickel alloy remain in circulation on the territory of the Russian Federation as a legal tender.

Change of obverse of 2016

Nominal  2 Ruble
Diameter 23.00 mm
Thickness 1.80 mm
Weight 5.00 g
2-Ruble Obverse 2-Ruble Reverse 2-Ruble Edge
Edge: 84 corrugations divided in 12 equal sections alternated with 12 plain sections
Material: nickel plated steel

The weight, dimensions and physical parameters of the coin as well as its reverse remain unchanged. The coins with denomination of 2 Rubles of 1997, which had been produced with the previous types of obverse, remain in circulation on the territory of the Russian Federation as a legal tender.

The obverse

in the center — the image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it — the semicircular inscription: „РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by two double rhombuses, under the coat of arms to the right — the mint trade mark, below — the inscription: „БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA) and the year of mintage.

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Last updated on: 10/09/2020