New Issues of Russia

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January 6, 2011 – On December 27, 2010 Russia issued four new coins.

25 Rubles, 200th Anniversary of the Rostral Columns in Saint Petersburg, 925 AR, weight: 155,5 g, mintage: 1.000, artists: A.V. Baklanov National Artist of Russia, L.A. Evdokimova, E.V. Kramckaya, the sculptor: A.N. Bessonov, Saint Petersburg Mint.

If you want to read more about the Rostral Columns, click here.

3 Rubles, Figure Skaters I. K. Rodnina and A. G. Zaitsev (series “Outstanding Sportsmen of Russia), 925 AR, 31,1 g, mintage: 3.000, artist: S.A.Kozlov, sculptor: A.A. Dolgopoliova, Saint Petersburg Mint.
This coin was actually planned for November.

If you want to see Rodnina and Zaitsev skate, click
here for Kalincka

here for another legendary free scating in 1977

3 Rubles, Ice Dancers L. A. Pakhomova and A. G. Gorshkov (series “Outstanding Sportsmen of Russia), 925 AR, 31,1 g, mintage: 3.000, artist: S.A.Kozlov, sculptors: A.N. Bessonov, A.D. Schablykin and A.V. Baklanov National Artist of Russia, Saint Petersburg Mint.
The new coins from the series “Outstanding Sportsmen of Russia” present three persons still alive: Irina Rodnina, Alexander Zaitsev and Alexander Gorshkov. This is remarkable. Until now only two Russian coins featuring living persons: 1 Ruble cupro-nichel piece in 1983 wit Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova and 3 Ruble Silver coin of 2009 with ice hockey player Alexander Maltsev.

If you want to watch Pakhomova and Gorshkov dancing on the ice, click here.

And here is another later example, the Masquarade Waltz of 1976, please click here.

10 Rubles, The Official Emblem of the 65th Anniversary of the Victory on the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945, brass galvanized steel, mintage: 10 mio.
This coin was issued on December 29, 2010.