Timed to anniversary of Kurchatov Institute (27.06.2023)

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On 27 June 2023, the Bank of Russia issues a 3-ruble silver commemorative coin ‘The 80th Anniversary of the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute and the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Academicians Igor Kurchatov and Anatoly Alexandrov’ (Catalogue No. 5111-0484).

The 3-ruble silver coin (fine metal content 31.1 g, fineness 925/1,000) has a round shape and is 39.0 mm in diameter.

The obverse and the reverse of the coin have a relief rim around the circumference.

The obverse of the coin features a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and the inscriptions ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) and ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), the year of issue ‘2023 г.’ (2023), the chemical symbol of the metal according to Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements, fineness, the Saint Petersburg Mint trademark, and fine metal content.

The reverse of the coin features relief images of the portraits of triple Heroes of Socialist Labour academicians Anatoly P. Alexandrov and Igor V. Kurchatov, the Hammer and Sickle gold medals and the symbol of an atom; a coloured image of the emblem of the NRC Kurchatov Institute below; and the relief inscriptions around the circumference ‘А.П. АЛЕКСАНДРОВ’ (A.P. ALEXANDROV) on the left, ‘И.В.  КУРЧАТОВ’ (I.V. KURCHATOV) on the right, and ‘80 ЛЕТ НИЦ ‘КУРЧАТОВСКИЙ ИНСТИТУТ’ (THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NRC KURCHATOV INSTITUTE) below.

The edge of the coin is corrugated.

The coin is minted in proof quality.

The mintage of the coin is 5.0 thousand pcs.

The new coin is legal tender of the Russian Federation and is mandatory for acceptance for all kinds of payments without any restrictions at its face value.

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