Special Bank of Russia to mark Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s anniversary

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The year of 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the great Russian novelist and classic of world literature Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Commemorating this important date, the Bank of Russia has issued a special edition silver 2-ruble coin.

The coin is part of Outstanding Personalities of Russia series – a special collection by the Bank of Russia.

The silver 2-ruble coin has a round shape and is 33.0 mm in diameter. The obverse and the reverse of the coin have a relief rim along the circumference.

The obverse of the coin features a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and the inscriptions “Russian Federation” and “Bank of Russia”, as well as the coin denomination of 2 rubles, the year of issue (2021).

Another element is a chemical symbol of the metal according to Mendeleev’s  Periodic Table of Elements, fineness, the St. Petersburg Mint trademark, and fine metal content.

The reverse of the coin bears relief images of the portrait of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, candles and a book against the background of Saint Petersburg sights and manuscript laser treated for matte finishing; there are inscriptions at the bottom: a facsimile of the writer’s signature and his life years ‘1821’ and ‘1881’ in two lines.

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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