Fauna is the coin of the year20 2013

Fauna is the coin of the year

According to Deutshes Munzen Magazin, a respected numismatic magazine, the Fauna Russian commemorative gold coin of the Sochi 2014 Programme of the Bank of Russia was chosen the coin of 2012.  

The face value of Fauna is 1000 roubles. It was struck of pure gold in proof quality at the Saint-Petersburg Mint. The coin weighs 155.5 g. Just like on all coins of the Sochi 2014 Programme, on the obverse of Fauna there is the Coat of Arms of Russia for the first time since 1917. The coins dedicated to the 22nd Olympic Winter Games have been issued in series since 2011.

But the year of minting on them is 2014 the year of the Olympic Games in Sochi. The winning coin reverse design author is Alexander Baklanov, a Peoples Artist of Russia, an academician, Head artist of the Design Center of Goznak.
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