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Bank of Russia issues coins dedicated to Karachay-Cherkess Republic

8 November 2021
Press release

On 9 November 2021, the Bank of Russia issues the following commemorative coins:

— a 3-ruble silver coin  ‘The 100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic’;

— a 10-ruble base metal coin ‘The Karachay-Cherkess Republic’ of ‘The Russian Federation’ series.

Description of the precious metal coin:

The silver 3-ruble coin (fine metal content 31.1 g, fineness 925/1,000) has a round shape and is 39.0 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 ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), the year of issue ‘2022 г.’ (2022), 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 (Catalogue No. 5111-0452) has a relief image of the stele ‘Friendship of the Peoples of Karachay Cherkessia’ against the background of a stylised image of the peaks of Elbrus; on the right, there is an image of the national emblem of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic; there are inscriptions: ‘КАРАЧАЕВО-ЧЕРКЕССКАЯ РЕСПУБЛИКА’ (KARACHAY-CHERKESS REPUBLIC), along the upper circumference, and ‘100 ЛЕТ’ (100 YEARS) on the left.

The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The coin is minted in proof quality.

The mintage of the coin is 3.0 thousand pcs.

Description of the base metal coin:

The coin has a round shape and is 27.0 mm in diameter. The coin is combined; it consists of a disc and an outer ring.

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

The edge of the coin is corrugated and has the inscription ‘ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ’ (TEN RUBLES) recurring twice and divided by asterisks.

The obverse of the coin features the inscriptions on the outer ring around the circumference: ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA) at the top and ‘2022’ at the bottom. On the left and on the right sides of the outer ring of the coin, there are images of laurel and oak branches, respectively, their elements extending onto the disc. The number ‘10’ and the inscription ‘РУБЛЕЙ’ (RUBLES) below denoting the face value of the coin are in the centre of the disk. Inside the figure ‘0’, there is a security element in the form of the number ‘10’ with the inscription ‘РУБ’ (RUB) visible when the coin is viewed from different angles. In the lower part of the disc, there is the Moscow Mint trademark.

The reverse of the coin (Catalogue No. 5714-0074) features a relief image of the national emblem of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic; there are inscriptions separated by dots on the outer ring around the circumference: ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) at the top and ‘КАРАЧАЕВО-ЧЕРКЕССКАЯ РЕСПУБЛИКА’ (KARACHAY-CHERKESS REPUBLIC) at the bottom.

The mintage of the coin is 1.0 million pcs.

The new coins are legal tender of the Russian Federation and are mandatory for acceptance at their face value for all kinds of payments without any restrictions.


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