Russia celebrates 350 years of state shipbuilding with a retro look at its first home-built warship



A coin producer that enjoys dipping into its countries rich military history, the Central Bank of Russia has long issued coin commemorating figures and events from Russias difficult past. With an epic 350 years since the nation started state shipbuilding, remembering some of the vessels that have taken shape in Russia’s giant shipyards is a worthy excuse for a new silver coin.

Taking pride of place on the reverse is the frigate Oryol, launched in 1669 after being commissioned by Tsar Alexis I to protect Russian trading ships on the Caspian Sea. It was the first Russian-built warship, although didn’t have a long life, being captured and burned in 1670 in the port of Astrakhan by Cossack rebels. The background of the coin has multiple silhouette views of some Russian ships from more modern times. An interesting coin, it should be available any time now. Munzdachs often sells Russian issues and can likely obtain this one as well.

REVERSE: on the mirror field of the disc a relief image of the frigate Oryol with silhouettes of modern watercrafts in the background, at the bottom the inscription “350-ЛЕТИЕ ОТЕЧЕСТВЕННОГО ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОГО СУДОСТРОЕНИЯ” (350TH ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIAN STATE SHIPBUILDING)

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 “3 РУБЛЯ” (3 RUBLES), the year of issue “2018 г.” (2018).

DENOMINATION 3 Rubles (Russia)
COMPOSITION 0.925 silver, 33.94 grams
BOX / COA Yes / Yes