On April 25, the Central Bank of Russia is to put into circulation new memorable coins made of precious metals. These will be coins of the geographic series Exploration and Development of Siberia, with a 3-ruble and 25-ruble denomination made of silver and a 50-ruble and 100-ruble denomination, of gold. The reverse of the 3-ruble denomination coin bears a relief representation of a man in a reindeer-driven sleigh. The 25-ruble denomination coin depicts Yermak, Russian Cossack ataman. The 50-ruble denomination gold coin shows Vassily Poyarkov, a Russian explorer. And the 100-ruble denomination coin bears portraits of Russian travellers Fedot Popov (Alexeyev) and Semyon Dezhnev. The 3-ruble denomination silver coin will be released in 5,000 copies; the 25-ruble denomination coin, in 1,000 copies, the 50-ruble denomination gold coin, in 1,500 copies, and the 100-ruble denomination coin, 1,000.
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