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The 170th Anniversary of the Russian Geographic Society

"The obverse"
"The reverse"


in the centre – the indication of denomination: "5 РУБЛЕЙ" (5 RUBLES), lower – the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), under it – the year of issue: "2015", , to the right at the rim – the mint trade mark, to the left and to the right – fragments of vegetable ornament.


in the centre – the image of a globe standing on a book, surrounded by a scroll, a telescope and olive branches, under them – the inscription: "ОСНОВАНО в 1845 г." (FOUNDED in 1845), the inscription along the rim: "РУССКОЕ ГЕОГРАФИЧЕСКОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО" (RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY) divided below by a dot.


The artist: A.D. Schablykin.
The sculptor: E.A. Tolzin.

Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). The edge: 12 sections by 5 corrugations each.

Denomination 5 rubles
Quality UNC
Material Nickel plated steel
Total weight, g 6,00
Diameter, mm 25,00
Thickness, mm 1,80
Mintage, pcs 5000000

Date of Issue: 28/09/2015
Catalogue number: 5712-0029

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