Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

Series: 1998 Winter Olympic Games

Catalogue Number: 5109-0024

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Date of issue: 18.11.1997
Denomination: 1 ruble
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
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 six hockey players attacking the goal, in the background - the snow-covered top of Fudjiyama. The inscription at the top along the rim: " 98" (THE 1998 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES), below - the inscription "" (NAGANO).

The artists: A.A. Kolodkin, A.S. Khazov
The sculptors: A.S.Khazov, A.A. Kolodkin
Moscow Mint ()
The edge: 200 corrugations

The team play hockey was born in Canada in the 60s of the XIXth century. At the beginning of the XXth century it spread to Europe and since 1924 it has always been on the program of the Winter Olympic Games.