Russia celebrates another of its government departments with a silver coin showcasing Rosreestr



Wikipedia states that Rosreestr is the Russian Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography, responsible for the organization of the Unified State Register of Rights on Real Estate and Transactions, as well as the spatial data infrastructure of the Russian Federation. Now call us old-fashioned, but that seems quite an unusual subject for a precious metal coin. Russia does have history in this regard, so we shouldn’t be completely surprised.

Fortunately, the Central Bank’s latest issue is a good looking one and very appealing. The double-headed eagle on the obverse should be familiar to all collectors of Russian coins as it sits on the back in this form on pretty much all of them. It does look great, though, so the bigger, slightly amended version on the reverse is no hardship. This is the variant used by the RFSSRCC and takes up almost all of this face, except for a single title inscription at the bottom. An esoteric subject, but a cool-looking coin, it shouldn’t be too pricey at just ¼oz in weight. It should be available now and our sponsor Muendachs sells Russian issues at good prices, so give them a look if you’re interested.

REVERSE: on the mirror field of the disc a relief image of the emblem of the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography, at the bottom along the rim the inscription “РОСРЕЕСТР” (ROSREESTR).

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 the inscription in three lines “БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin “1 РУБЛЬ” (1 RUBLE), the year of issue “2018 г.” (2018).

DENOMINATION 1 Ruble (Russia)
COMPOSITION 0.925 silver 8.53 grams (¼oz fine)
BOX / COA Yes / Yes