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  • 1 Ruble 2014, Y# 1512, Russia, Federation, Symbol of the Ruble
  • 1 Ruble 2014, Y# 1512, Russia, Federation, Symbol of the Ruble

The ruble sign, ₽, is the currency sign used for the Russian ruble, the official currency of Russia. Its form is a Cyrillic letter Р with an additional horizontal stroke.

The debates about adopting a national currency symbol for the Russian ruble began nearly from the start of Russia's transition to a market economy and its economic integration into the global market in the 1990s, soon after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

In 2007, a group of Russian design bureaus and studios proposed to use ₽, the stroked Cyrillic letter Р to represent the ruble. Soon after, many electronic retailers, restaurants and cafés started to use the sign unofficially. It became very popular and was widely used as a de facto standard.

In November 2013, the Central Bank of Russia finally decided to adopt a national currency sign. It placed a public poll on its website with five pre-chosen options. The design provided earlier by the design community that was informally yet widely used (₽) was on the poll's list and got the most votes. On 11 December 2013, ₽ was approved as the official sign for the Russian Federation's ruble.

Artist: А. A. Brynza
Date of issue: 17.06.2014


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), 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.



Depicts the graphical sign of the Ruble of the Russian Federation.



110 corrugations

Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 3 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Moscow Mint (MMD)

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