100 th Anniversary of Football in Russia

100 th Anniversary of Football in Russia

100 th Anniversary of Football in Russia

Series: 100th Anniversary of Football in Russia

Catalogue Number: 5109-0020

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Date of issue: 10.10.1997
Denomination: 1 ruble
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 25,00(0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,20(0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: the two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top 1997 . (ONE RUBLE 1997), at the bottom Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the fine metal content and the mint trademark.

The reverse: goalkeeper Alexei Khomich in the goal catching the ball in one of the matches between the team of Dynamo, Moscow, and an English team during the 1945 Great Britain tour. In the background the Big Ben Tower in London and state flags of the USSR and Great Britain. At the top to the left a contour of the tiger head against a background of the goal net (English fans gave Alexei Khomich nickname Tiger for his brilliant reaction and jumping abilities), below to the left the Russian letter Ļ in the rhomb (the emblem of the sports society Dynamo). The Dynamo team won two matches and it was a draw in two others. The inscription at the bottom along the rim: . 1945 (THE GREAT BRITAIN TOUR. 1945), at the top 100- (100 TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOOTBALL IN RUSSIA).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: A.S. Kunats
St. Petersburg Mint ()
The edge: 200 corrugations

The birthday of football in Russia is considered to be October 24th 1897 when the first football match took place in St. Petersburg between the teams of the football players circle of Vasileostrovski district and of the sport amateurs circle of St. Petersburg.