On January 2nd, 2006, the Bank of Russia authorized the first Russian gold bullion coins’ production to be minted. The Saint George the Victorious Gold bullion coin is about the size of a British Sovereign or a United States Nickel and contains around 0.25 troy ounces of gold.
Regarding its design, in the obverse, you can find features the Bank of Russia’s emblem and a two-headed eagle with its wings down, under it is the inscription “BANK OF RUSSIA.” Outside the circle of dots, across the top of the coin, are the words “FIFTY RUBLES.” Along the bottom of the coin indicates the precious metal “Au” (gold) and the bullion coin’s fineness “999.” The year of issue is also along the bottom with the metal content “7.78” and the mintmark.
On its reverse shows Saint George on Horseback spearing a Dragon.
The design of both sides of the gold bullion coin is A.V. Baklanov, a National Artist of Russia.
Saint George the Victorious is a Christian Saint; his image has been used for many centuries on state symbols and coins.
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