• 1000 Francs 2018, Cameroon, 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia, Volgograd
  • 1000 Francs 2018, Cameroon, 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia, Volgograd
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
2018
REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON
REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN
1000
FRANCS CFA

Reverse

Depicts a football player kicking a ball against the background of the map of Russia (Volgograd marked by the star) and two statues ('Standing to the Death' in front and 'Motherland Calls' behind) of an enormous Mamayev Kurgan memorial complex commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942 to February 1943) surrounded by the inscription in Russian "Football World Cup 2018 in Russia".

The Motherland Calls is a statue in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. It was designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolai Nikitin, and declared the largest statue in the world in 1967. Today, it is the tallest statue in Europe and the tallest statue of a woman in the world, not including pedestals.

The Standing to the Death statue depicts a perfect Soviet soldier, bare-chested, holding a machine gun and about to throw a grenade. The statue symbolised the most difficult period of the battle and the heroism of the Soviet soldiers who faced a ferocious enemy.

Volgograd is one of the 11 host cities of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The venue is a Volgograd Arena with its capacity of 45,568 spectators.

Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018 в России
Волгоград
Volgograd
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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