• 1000 Francs 2018, Cameroon, 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia, Moscow
  • 1000 Francs 2018, Cameroon, 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia, Moscow
Description

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. This will be the first World Cup ever held in Eastern Europe, and the first held in Europe since 2006.

The 20 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight different national teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, France and Spain, with one title each. The current champion is Germany, which won its fourth title at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.

The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games; the cumulative audience of all matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was estimated to be 26.29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match, a ninth of the entire population of the planet.

Obverse

Depicts the coat of arms of Cameroon. Contry name above. Value below.

The coat of arms of Cameroon consists of a shield with a banner above and below it. Behind the shield are two crossed fasces. The shield has the same color pattern as the flag of Cameroon, and in the center is a map of the nation. The scales of justice are superimposed on top of the map of the nation.

The banner at the bottom gives the name of the nation in French and English. The top banner contains the national motto: Paix, Travail, Patrie. The fasces are a symbol of the republic's authority, and the scales of justice represent justice.

The Central African CFA franc is the currency of six independent states in central Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. CFA stands for Coopération financière en Afrique centrale ("Financial Cooperation in Central Africa"). It is issued by the BEAC (Banque des États de l'Afrique Centrale, "Bank of the Central African States"), located in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN
PAIX TRAVAIL PATRIE
PEACE WORK FATHERLAND
REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON
REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN
1000
FRANCS CFA

Reverse

Depicts a football player with a ball against the background of the map of Russia (Moscow marked by the star) and Moscow Kremlin, Lenin's Mausoleum and Saint Basil's Cathedral surrounded by the inscription in Russian "Football World Cup 2018 in Russia".

The Moscow Kremlin is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow. It is the best known of the kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. The name Kremlin means "fortress inside a city", and is often also used as a metonym to refer to the government of the Russian Federation. The existing Kremlin walls and towers were built by Italian masters over the years 1485 to 1495.

Lenin's Mausoleum situated in Red Square in the centre of Moscow, is a mausoleum that currently serves as the resting place of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. His preserved body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924.

The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, is a church in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat or Pokrovsky Cathedral. It was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. It was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.

Moscow is one of the 11 host cities of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The venues are Luzhniki Stadium with its capacity of 81,000 spectators and Otkrytiye Arena with its capacity of 45,360 spectators.

Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018 в России
Москва
Moscow
RUSSIA 2018

Edge -
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 31.1 g
Diameter 38.8 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment -
Mint
Mint of Poland

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