• 5 Rubles 2015, Russia, Federation, 170th Anniversary of the Russian Geographic Society
  • 5 Rubles 2015, Russia, Federation, 170th Anniversary of the Russian Geographic Society
Description

The Russian Geographical Society is a learned society based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It promotes exploration and geography with research programs in fields including oceanography and ethnography. The society was founded on 6 (18) August 1845 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917, it was known as the Imperial Russian Geographical Society.

Obverse

Denomination 5 RUBLES in two lines, lower the inscription BANK OF RUSSIA and the issue year, to the left and to the right a stylized twig of a plant, to the right at the rim the Moscow Mint's trademark (MMD).

Artist: E. V. Kramskaya

5
ММД
РУБЛЕЙ
БАНК РОССИИ
2015

Reverse

The image of a globe standing on a book, surrounded by a scroll, a telescope and olive branches, under them the inscription: FOUNDED in 1845, the inscription along the rim: RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY divided below by a dot.

Artist: A. D. Schablykin, sculptor: E. A. Tolzin

РУССКОЕ ГЕОГРАФИЧЕСКОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО
ОСНОВАНО
в 1845г.

Edge

12 sections by 5 corrugations each.

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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Moscow Mint (MMD)

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