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The year 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the great Russian novelist and classic of world literature Fyodor Dostoyevsky. For this event, on 10 September 2021, the Bank of Russia issues a commemorative silver 2-ruble coin.

The coin ‘Novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Timed to the 200th Anniversary of his Birth (11.11.1821)’ is issued in the Outstanding Personalities of Russia series (Catalogue No. 5110-0168).

The silver 2-ruble coin (fine precious 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 along 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 coin denomination ‘2 РУБЛЯ’ (2 RUBLES), the year of issue ‘2021 г.’ (2021), the chemical symbol of the metal according to Mendeleev’s  Periodic Table of Elements, fineness, the St. Petersburg Mint trademark, and fine metal content.

The reverse of the coin bears relief images of the portrait of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, candles and a book against the background of Saint Petersburg sights and manuscript laser treated for matte finishing; there are inscriptions at the bottom: a facsimile of the writer’s signature and his life years ‘1821’ and ‘1881’ in two lines.

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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