Obverse. Moscow Mint (MMD). Photo © RARITETUS.ru
  • 1 Ruble 2002-2009, Y# 833, Russia, Federation, Moscow Mint (MMD)
  • 1 Ruble 2002-2009, Y# 833, Russia, Federation
  • 1 Ruble 2002-2009, Y# 833, Russia, Federation, Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD)

According to the most popular version, the word "ruble" is derived from the Russian verb "rubit", meaning "to chop", to cut, to hack, as ruble was considered as a cutout piece of silver Gryvna.

Since the second quarter of 2009, the coin with the denomination of 1 Ruble of 1997 (Y# 604) is made of nickel-plated steel (Y# 833a). The material of the coin has ferromagnetic characteristics. The design and dimensions of this coin correspond to 1 Ruble coin of 1997 with the variety of obverse of 2002. The coins which had been made previously of copper-nickel alloy (Y# 833) remain in circulation on the territory of the Russian Federation as a legal tender.

Engraver: A. Baklanov


Depicts the emblem of the Bank of Russia, the double-headed eagle without a crown, sceptre and globus cruciger. It is exactly the same eagle, that the artist Ivan Bilibin painted after the February Revolution as a coat of arms for the Russian Republic.

Under the eagle the semicircular inscription BANK OF RUSSIA, to the right under the eagle’s paw the mintmark (ММД or СПМД), on the top along the rim the denomination ONE RUBLE, on the bottom two horizontal lines divided by a dot and the year of mintage under it.



In the centre, a little to the left denomination of the coin: the figure 1 and word under it RUBLE written horizontal, below along the rim and on the right part of the disc the stylized vegetable ornament in form of a branch with two interwoven caulescents.



110 corrugations

1 Ruble

Y# 833
Material Cupronickel
Weight 3.25 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Moscow Mint (MMD)
Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD)

Related coins

Brass Clad Steel, 3.3 g, ⌀ 19.5 mm

Copper Nickel Zinc, 3.25 g, ⌀ 20.5 mm

Nickel Plated Steel, 3 g, ⌀ 20.5 mm