Coin Sochi Olympic Torch Relay (color)

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1501 55.01/8 5015-0008

Authors

Художник аверса E. V. Kramskaya
Художник реверса A. A. Brynza
Скульптор реверса Computer modelling
Скульптор аверса A. A. Dolgopolova

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date December 26, 2013
Weight 10 г .
Diameter 27 мм .
Thickness 2.3 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014
Denomination 25
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Nickel silver (Copper (40-82%), nickel (5-15%) and zinc (13-45%))
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed (180 corrugations)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Olympic torch - one of the symbols of the Olympic Games. This fire is lit in the city of the Games during the opening, and it burns continuously until their completion.

The revival based on the ancient Greek tradition of rituals held during the Olympic Games 1928 in Amsterdam at the Olympic Stadium, the draft of which the Dutch architect Jan Wills was awarded the gold medal in the Art Competition. The fire burned on the stadium of the Games in Los Angeles in 1932.

During the 1936 Olympics in Berlin it was first held the Olympic torch relay (according to Karl Dima promotional idea, which goes back to the Greek ritual lampadodromii). More than 3000 runners took part in the delivery of the torch from Olympia to Berlin. At the Winter Olympics, and the fire was ignited in 1936, and in 1948, but the relay race was first held in 1952 before the Winter Olympic Games in Oslo, with no beginning I took in Olympia, but in Morgedal.

Typically, the lighting of a fire-known trusted person, often an athlete, although there are exceptions. Being chosen for this ceremony is considered a great honor.

At the moment the Olympic flame is lit in Olympia (Greece), a few months before the opening of the games. Eleven women, mostly actresses depicting priestesses conducted the ceremony, during which one of them lights a fire with the help of a parabolic mirror, focusing the sun's rays. Then the fire brought to the city, carrying the Olympic Games. Typically, a torch, carried by runners, passing it to each other in a relay race, but at different times and used other methods of transportation. Besides the main torch of the Olympic flame is lit and special lamps designed for the storage of fire in case the main flame (or even fire upon themselves the games) will go out for one reason or another. There are several instances when the fire faded: during games (Montreal, 1976, during a rainstorm), in London in 2012, 20 days before the games, as well as in Moscow and Blagoveshchensk in 2013.

The relay ends at the central stadium of the games of the capital, at the end of the ceremony of opening. The last member of the relay lights the fire in the bowl installed in the stadium, where he stays until the end of games.

Games organizers are trying to come up with an original way of lighting the Olympic flame in the bowl and make this event memorable. Details of the ceremony kept secret until the last moment. This will be charged to light a fire, usually also not informed in advance. Typically, this charge-known athletes of the host country of the Olympics.

Obverse description

On the matted field drive - the relief image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim - semicircular inscription: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ", beneath the coat of arms in the center in two lines - the denomination of the coin "25 РУБЛЕЙ" and the date "2014" on the right - the mint trademark.

Reverse description

Color image Torch Olympic torch on a background map of the Russian Federation indicated on her route Torch Relay "Sochi 2014" at the bottom - colored emblem of the XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi.

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
SPMD, 2013 250,000 - Unknown