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Three unique coins have been produced at the Moscow Mint4 2014

Three unique coins have been produced at the Moscow Mint

The coins are dedicated to the Russian athletes winners of gold, silver and bronze awards of the Olympic Summer Games of 2012 in London.

In the center of the matte area the reverse of each of the coins designed by A. Brynza, an artist of the Design Center of Goznak, there is an inscription in five lines: " -2012" (The Russian athletes the Olympic champions of London-2012), or " -2012" (The Russian athletes winners of the silver medals of London-2012) , or " -2012" (The Russian athletes winners of the bronze medals of London-2012). There is the emblem of the Russian Olympic Committee above the inscription, a laurel twig to the left of it, relief images of competing athletes from antique drawings above and to the right; in the bottom on the mirror segment of the disk there is the QR code with a link encoded in it. By reading the QR code with the help of scanning devices it is possible to open the page of the Bank of Russia and make sure that the coin is authentic.

A. Schablykin, an artist of the Design Center of Goznak, was the author of the unusual design of the obverse of the coins. In the center of the mirror area of the disk, in the circle formed by the continuous concentrical line there is the emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two-headed eagle with drooping wings and a semi-circular inscription " ") enframed with a circle of dots and the coin denomination (above), the precious metal denotation and the standard of alloy (to the left), the year of issuing 2014 in center of the bottom, the chemically pure metal content and the trademark of the Mint to the right. On the area around the emblem of the Bank of Russia there is a spiral with the names of the Russian athletes the Champions, the silver and bronze winners of the Olympic Games of 2012 in London.

The obverse and reverse of the coins were sculpted by E. Tolzin, a sculptor of the Moscow Department of the Design Center of Goznak. S. Nikolskiy, a field engineer of the Moscow Mint, struck the unique coins.

The coins dedicated to the Russian champions of the Olympic Games of 2012 in London were produced with the face value of 100 roubles in the number of 500 pieces. They were made in proof quality of sterling silver with the application of gilding. The chemically pure metal content is not less than 311 g. The coin diameter is 75 mm.

The coin with the face value of 50 roubles is dedicated to the silver winners of the Olympic Games of 2012 in London. These coins were struck in proof quality of sterling silver. The chemically pure metal content is not less than 311 g. the number is 500 pieces. The coin diameter is 75 mm.

The coin dedicated to the Russian bronze winners is issued with the face value of 10 roubles in the number of 500 pieces. The coins are struck of brass in uncirculated quality. The coin weight is 292 g, the diameter is 75 mm.

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