Coin 170 years of Russian Geographical Society


Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 124 Unknown 5712-0029


Artist A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor E. A. Tolzin


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date December 21, 2015
Weight 6 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Denomination 5
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Nickel Plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with smooth sections (12 sections on the 5 reefs)
Shape Round

Detailed description

All-Russian public organization "Russian Geographical Society" (abbreviated organization "the Society") - the geographical social organization in Russia, one of the oldest geographical societies in the world.

The main task of the Russian Geographical Society - collection and dissemination of accurate geographical information. Expedition of the Russian Geographical Society played a large role in the development of Siberia and the Far East, Middle and Central Asia, the world's oceans, in the development of navigation, the discovery and study of new lands, in the development of meteorology and climatology. Since 1956, the Society is part of the International Geographical Union.

Russian Geographical Society - the only Russian public organization continuously existed since the inception in 1845. The statutes of the Society convincingly demonstrate legally impeccable succession society Throughout its 170-year history. The first charter of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society was approved by Nicholas I December 28, 1849.

The current regulations, according to which the Russian Geographic Society, received the status of "All-Russian public organization" approved by the XIV Congress of the All-Russian public organization "Russian Geographical Society", report of 11 December 2010.

Obverse description

In the center - denomination: "5 РУБЛЕЙ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", beneath - year of issue "2015", right at the edge - the mint mark, the left and right - fragments of floral ornament.

Reverse description

In the center - the image of a globe standing on a book, surrounded by a scroll, a telescope and a branch of laurel, beneath - the inscription in two lines: "ОСНОВАНО в 1845 г.", the inscription along the rim: "РУССКОЕ ГЕОГРАФИЧЕСКОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО" split at the bottom point.




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2015 5,000,000 - Unknown