CBR - Central Bank of the Russian Federation

01/23/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/23/2023 18:04

Timed to 150th anniversary of Mikhail Prishvin’s birth: new coin of Bank of Russia

The Bank of Russia issues a silver commemorative coin dedicated to Mikhail Prishvin, a wonderful Russian novelist and an author of numerous stories and essays about the Russian nature.

The 2-ruble coin 'Novelist Mikhail Prishvin, the 150th Anniversary of his Birth' of the Outstanding Personalities of Russia series (Catalogue No. 5110-0177) is issued on 23 January 2023.

The 2-ruble silver coin (fine metal content 15.55 g, fineness 925/1,000) has a round shape and is 33.0 mm in diameter.

The obverse and the reverse of the coin have a relief rim around the circumference.

The obverse of the coin features a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and the inscriptions 'РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ' (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) and 'БАНК РОССИИ' (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin '2 РУБЛЯ' (2 RUBLES), the year of issue '2023 г.' (2023), the chemical symbol of the metal according to Mendeleev's Periodic Table of Elements, fineness, the Saint Petersburg Mint trademark, and fine metal content.

The reverse of the coin features a relief image of Mikhail Prishvin with a writing pad and a pen, with a dog sitting nearby, against the background of a landscape laser-treated for matte finishing; the inscription 'М.М. ПРИШВИН' (MIKHAIL PRISHVIN) on the right around the circumference; and the years of the novelist's birth and death '1873' and '1954' in two lines below on the right.

The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The coin is minted in proof quality.

The mintage of the coin is 3.0 thousand pcs.

The new coin is legal tender of the Russian Federation and is mandatory for acceptance for all kinds of payments without any restrictions at its face value.

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