• 25 Rubles 2011-2014, Y# 1298, Russia, Federation, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Olympic Emblem
  • 25 Rubles 2011-2014, Y# 1298, Russia, Federation, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Olympic Emblem
Description

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Sochi 2014, were a major international multi-sport event held from February 7 to February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. Both the Olympics and 2014 Winter Paralympics were the first Olympics in Russia since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.

The artists: E. V. Kramskaya (obverse), A. D, Schablykin (reverse).
The sculptors: A. A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A. D. Schablykin (reverse).

Obverse

In the centre the relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, above the semicircular inscription along the rim THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION framed on both sides by ornamental elements of doubled rhombuses, in the lower part of the disc, at the edge the horizontal inscription 25 RUBLES and the date 2011 under it, over it to the right the mint trade mark.

The two main elements of Russian state symbols (the two-headed eagle and the mounted figure slaying the dragon) predate Peter the Great. Today, however, the official description does not refer to the rider on the central shield as representing Saint George, mainly in order to maintain the secular character of the modern Russian state. The imperial crowns on each head stand for the unity and sovereignty of Russia, both as a whole and in its constituent republics and regions. The orb and scepter grasped in the eagle's talons are traditional heraldic symbols of sovereign power and authority. They have been retained in the modern Russian arms despite the fact that the Russian Federation is not a monarchy.

РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ
25 РУБЛЕЙ
СПМД
2011 г.

Reverse

The 2014 Sochi Olympic Emblem against the background of the Caucasus Mountains.

The emblem for the winter games features the web address “sochi2014.ru”, with “Sochi” placed on top of “2014”, typographically mirroring each other, which is meant to reflect that Sochi is the meeting point between the sea and the mountains. The Olympic rings sit beside the web address. The 2014 Sochi emblem was designed to reach out to the newer generation by becoming the first emblem to have a web address in it. It was also one of only three emblems that was text only and did not contain an artistic element.

The Caucasus Mountains are a mountain system in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the Caucasus region. The highest peak in the Caucasus range is Mount Elbrus in the Greater Caucasus, which rises to a height of 5,642 m (18,510 ft) above sea level. Mountains near Sochi hosted part of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

SOCHI.RU
2014

Edge

180 corrugations

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD)

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