Russia: New silver Proof coin commemorates poet Konstantin Balmont

As of May 2, 2017, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation has issued a silver Proof coin commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of poet Konstantin Balmont (1867–1942). The coin is the latest entrant in the series “Outstanding Personalities of Russia.”   The obverse bears a relief image of the Russian Federation’s coat of arms with […]

Bank of Russia Issues Three 2016 Circulation Coins in “Ancient Cities of Russia” Series

Last month, the Bank of Russia issued three new 10-ruble coins as part of its “Ancient Cities of Russia” series, first launched in 2002. The coins were struck at the Moscow Mint – Branch of Goznak and feature depictions of Velikie Luki, Zubtsov, and Rzhev. The Velikie Luki coin highlights two to the city’s great landmarks: to […]

“Monuments of Russia” Series Features Shoanin Christian Temple Silver Coin

The Central Bank of Russia has released a new silver Proof commemorative coin in its Monuments of Russia series, which features some of the region’s most historically and architecturally significant structures. The new coin highlights the Shoanin Ancient Christian Temple in the Karachaevo-Cherkessian Republic, located between Ukraine and Georgia. The reverse features an image of […]

Russia 2015 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 2 Roubles Silver Coin

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation has recently released a silver proof commemorative coin which celebrates the 175th anniversary of the birth of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The coin is issued in the series of “Outstanding Personalities of Russia.” P.I. Tchaikovsky is widely considered to be the most popular Russian composer in history. His […]

Russia 2014 450th Anniversary Galileo Galilei 25 Roubles Silver Coin

An interesting recent release from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation celebrates the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei. Both a regular edition and special edition with portions of the design executed with different techniques are available. Galileo (1564-1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major […]