“Fauna” is the coin of the year20 февраля 2013 года
“Fauna” is the coin of the year
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 People’s Artist of Russia, an academician, Head artist of the Design Center of Goznak.