Russian Central Bank to Issue Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins

The Bank of Russia is set to release a gold coin worth 10,000 rubles weighing 1 kg, and silver coins weighing 1 kg and 3 kg.

The Bank of Russia's PR Department announced on Wednesday that the commemorative coins made from precious metals will be released on January 31st as part of the "Window onto Europe" and "300th Anniversary of the Foundation of St. Petersburg" series.

The former series consists of 8 coins: four silver and four gold.

The silver coins are worth 200 rubles, and the gold coins worth 10,000 rubles will carry numbers on the reserve side.

The 200 ruble silver coin, which has a diameter of 130 mm, depicts the Bronze Horseman monument in St. Petersburg, the sailing ships and horses on the background of the Admiralty building and other symbols.

The diameter of the 10,000 rubles gold coin is 100 mm. There is a depiction of a compass showing the wind's direction, St. Petersburg's Peter and Paul Fortress and other symbols of the city.

The Window onto Europe series portrays Vyborg, Shlisselburg, St. Petersburg, Petrazavodsk and Kronstadt.

The "300th Anniversary of the Foundation of St. Petersburg" includes 6 silver coins worth 1 rubles (a mass of 7.78 grams) with a circulation of 5,000 pieces. These coins feature respectively, a depiction of the spire of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the ship on the spire of the Admiralty, the lion on the Admiralty's riverbank, the griffin on Bank Bridge, the sphinx near the Economic Academy and the Sculptures on Anichkov Bridge.

The issued coins will be legal tender in the Russian Federation and will be valid for the use in any transaction without any restrictions, the Bank of Russia pointed out.

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