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: 5109-0023

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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 at the moment of the final game during the Seoul Olympic Games on October 1st 1988 between the USSR and Brazil teams, which scored 2-1 for the Soviets. The inscriptions: to the right ˻ (Seoul), at the bottom along the rim . 1988 (OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS. 1988). The inscription at the top along the rim: 100- (100 TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOOTBALL IN RUSSIA).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: A.A. Dolgopolova
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.