Monday, June 21, 2010

Russian Saint George the Victorious Silver Coin

Saint George the Victorious silver coins were first issued on January 11, 2009. The obverse features the emblem of the Central Bank of Russia—a double-headed eagle with wings down—and is inscribed with "БАНК РОССИИ" (Bank of Russia), "ТРИ РУБЛЯ" (Three rubles), indications of the precious metal content and its fineness, and the year of issue followed by the mint mark. The reverse features an image of Saint George and the Dragon. The coin was designed and sculpted by A. V. Baklanov and minted at Saint Petersburg. (Source:

Coin Specifications:
  • Diameter - 39 mm
  • Thickness - 3.1 mm
  • Edge - 300 corrugations
  • Composition - 99.9%
  • Face value - 3 rubles
  • Mass - 31.50 g (1.01 troy oz)
  • Mintage - 280,000 (Year 2009)

2009 Obverse

2010 Obverse


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