Russia’s second Guarding the Homeland coin looks to the Great Patriotic War for inspiration

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2018 GUARDING THE HOMELAND II

Following an issue in April showing off their modern hardware, Russia has issued the second military history coin in its Guarding the Homeland series and this one depicts a group of WWII Russian soldiers in combat. It’s a very patriotic, stirring image and makes for a fine military coin design. Struck in sterling silver to a proof finish, the mintage is capped at 3,000 pieces and the coin is available to order now. Not the easiest coins to pick up, but site sponsor Muenzdachs have a few in stock.

REVERSE: on the mirror field of the disc the relief image of Soviet Army soldiers making an attack, with silhouettes of tanks and airplanes in the background, at the bottom along the rim the inscription “НА СТРАЖЕ ОТЕЧЕСТВА” (GUARDING THE HOMELAND)

OBVERSE: on the mirror field of the disc the relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim the semicircular inscription “РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms to the left indications of the precious metal and its fineness, to the right the fine metal content and the mint trade mark, at the bottom in the centre in three lines the inscription “БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin “3 РУБЛЯ” (3 RUBLES), the year of issue “2018 г.”.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION 3 Rubles (Russia)
COMPOSITION 0.925 silver 31.1 grams (fine)
DIMENSIONS 39.0 mm
FINISH Proof
MINTAGE 3,000
BOX / COA Yes / Yes
CENTRAL BANK OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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By |2018-06-13T00:06:39+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|0 Comments

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