Obverse

The State Emblem of the Soviet Union (fourth version, 1956–1991) surrounded by legend reading "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" in Russian. With or without mint mark.

The State Emblem of the Soviet Union is composed of a sickle and a hammer on a globe depicted in the rays of the sun and framed by ears of wheat wrapped around a ribbon with 15 turns. At the top of the Emblem is a five-pointed star.

СОЮЗ СОВЕТСКИХ СОЦИАЛИСТИЧЕСКИХ РЕСПУБЛИК ⋆

Reverse

Large numerical denomination with date and U-shaped wreath of oak branches and ears of wheat below.

1
РУБЛЬ
1979

Edge

Plain (Y#134a.1) or lettered with date (Y#134a.2).

ОДИН РУБЛЬ ⋆ 1979 ⋆

1 Ruble

15 ribbons
Y# 134a
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Characteristics
Material Copper Nickel Zinc
Weight 7.4 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # Y# 134a.1, Y# 134a.2
Mints
Leningrad Mint (LMD)
Moscow Mint (MMD)

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