Obverse. Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD). Photo © raritetus.ru
  • 1 Ruble 1997-2001, Y# 604, Russia, Federation, Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD)
  • 1 Ruble 1997-2001, Y# 604, Russia, Federation
  • 1 Ruble 1997-2001, Y# 604, Russia, Federation, Moscow Mint (MMD)
Description

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.

Obverse

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

БАНК РОССИИ
СПМД
ОДИН РУБЛЬ
1997

Reverse

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.

1
РУБЛЬ

Edge

110 corrugations

1 Ruble

Y# 604 Schön# 566
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Characteristics
Material Copper Nickel Zinc
Weight 3.25 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Moscow Mint (MMD)
Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD)

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