Obverse. Moscow Mint (MMD). Photo © RARITETUS.ru
  • 2 Rubles 1997-2001, Y# 605, Russia, Federation, Moscow Mint (MMD)
  • 2 Rubles 1997-2001, Y# 605, Russia, Federation
  • 2 Rubles 1997-2001, Y# 605, Russia, Federation, Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD)
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 a 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 TWO RUBLES, 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
ММД
ДВА РУБЛЯ
1997

Reverse

In the centre, a little to the left denomination of the coin: the figure 2 and words under it RUBLES written horizontal, below along the rim and on the right part of the disc the stylized vegetable ornament (vine sprig) in form of a branch with two interwoven caulescents.

2
РУБЛЯ

Edge

2 Rubles

Y# 605 Schön# 567
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Characteristics
Material Copper Nickel Zinc
Weight 5.1 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Moscow Mint (MMD)
Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD)

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