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The Moscow Metro

Date of Issue
Catalogue number
Date of Issue
Catalogue number
1 ruble
Metal, fineness
Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g
8.53 (±0.09)
Fine metal content not less than, g
Diameter, mm
25.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm
2.20 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs


the mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin "1 РУБЛЬ" (1 RUBLE), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020).


the mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the emblem of the Moscow Metro; along the rim there is an inscription: ‘МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН’ (THE MOSCOW METRO).


Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse).
Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
Edge: 200 corrugations.

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The Moscow Metro is the first and largest underground railway system in the Soviet Union and Russia. The first stage of its construction was completed on 15 May 1935. Its first line connected Sokolniki to Park Kultury, branching from Okhotny Ryad to Smolenskaya, with a total length of 11.2km.

Today, the Moscow Metro accounts for about 56% of the capital’s public transport passenger traffic. The average trip is about 14.5km long. On average, 9 million passengers travel by metro on weekdays. Every day more than 12 thousand trains navigate 15 metro lines (including the Moscow Central Ring (MCC) and the Moscow Monorail) with 275 stations (238 metro stations, 31 MCC stations, and 6 monorail stations). For 25% of metro stations, daily passenger traffic exceeds 50 thousand passengers. The average operating speed of Moscow Metro trains (with stops taken into account) is about 41.61 km/h. In addition, the timetable is followed effectively, with a minimum interval of 90 seconds.

The Moscow Metro is consistently ranked 1st in the world in terms of reliability, as well as passenger traffic intensity and volumes. It is among the top three of the world’s metro systems by almost all other indicators.

Source: https://www.mosmetro.ru

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