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: 5109-0021

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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: the picture of football players during the final USSR- Yugoslavia game of the Melbourne Olympic Games on December 8th 1956 that scored 1-0 for the Soviets. The inscriptions: under the picture of kangaroo ͻ (Melbourne), at the bottom along the rim . 1956 (OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS. 1956), at the top 100- (100 TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOOTBALL IN RUSSIA).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptor: S.A. Kornilov
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.