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The Bank of Russia 50-Kopeck Coin of 1997

Nominal  50 Kopecks
Diameter 19.50 mm
Thickness 1.50 mm
Weight 2,90 g
10 коп. аверс 10 коп. реверс 10 коп гурт
Edge: 105 corrugations
Material: brass

The coin is disc-shaped, yellow 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 Saint George the Warrior on horseback killing a serpent with a spear;
  • to the right below, under the front hoof of the horse — the Cyrillic letters M (Moscow) or  C-П (Saint Petersburg), indicating the mint-producer;
  • above from the left to the right — the inscription along the rim: „БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA) divided by the figure of Saint George the Warrior;
  • below under the image of the serpent — the year of mintage.

The reverse

  • in the center, a little to the right — the denomination of the coin: the figure 50, under it — the word „КОПЕЕК” (KOPECKS) written horizontal;
  • at the bottom of the disc — the stylized vegetable ornament in form of two branches.

Change of material

Nominal  50 Kopecks
Diameter 19.50 mm
Thickness 1.50 mm
Weight 2.75 g
50 коп. аверс 50 коп. реверс 50 коп гурт
50 коп. аверс 50 коп. реверс 50 коп гурт
Material: since the 2nd half of 2006 — bi-metal (copper-zinc clad steel)
from 2015 — brass plated steel

From 2015 the Bank of Russia 50-Kopeck coin of 1997 has been made either from copper-zinc clad steel or brass plated steel. The design, weight and dimensions of the coin made from brass plated steel remain unchanged. The coin has ferromagnetic characteristics.

The coin, previously made from brass, remains legal tender and is currently in circulation in the Russian Federation.

Since the 2nd half of 2006 the Bank of Russia 50-Kopeck coin of 1997 has been made from copper-zinc clad steel. The coin has ferromagnetic characteristics. The design, colour and dimensions of the coin remain unchanged.

Department responsible for publication: Cash Circulation Department
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Last updated on: 10.09.2020