Coin Mascots and emblem Sochi Games

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1368 55.01/3 5015-0003

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 April 1, 2012
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

Initially, the mascot and symbol of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014. Sochi residents have chosen a dolphin on skis, Yaroslavl artist Olga Belyaeva. Voting took place March 2, 2008, together with the Russian presidential elections in all polling stations of the city among the 270 thousand voters. However, after the election results were announced, the representative of the Organizing Committee "Sochi 2014" noted that the official mascot of the Winter Games will be announced no earlier than 2011.

September 1, 2010 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, together with the newspaper "Izvestia" declared all-Russian contest mascots games in which he could participate anyone. Total for the competition were submitted 24,048 works of participants from all regions of Russia and the citizens living abroad.

Registered Site Visitors "Talisman Sochi-2014" had the opportunity to evaluate the proposed options mascots on a scale. The absolute leader in popularity ranking among the mascot became Anura "Zoycha" Moscow artist Egor Zhgun.

December 21 were announced results of the first round of selection of mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The expert jury selected from submitted papers 10 variants of ideas for the Olympics and 3 - for the Paralympics.

In selecting the final list of ideas mascots expert jury ignored the opinion of the majority of people voted on the site and not made the final list of mascots Zoycha amphibian, which until December 2010 scored the highest number of votes, and following on from the popularity Mitten Turbomilk studio. Before Zoycha first held Pedobir. Thus, for example, Santa Claus, who actively promoted the idea of a public movement "Vote for Santa Claus" created by representatives of the tourism business (in particular, by "Orpheus") and the Vologda region administration, the final hit list.

The panel of judges included: Yuri Bashmet, Igor Butman, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Olesya Vladykina, Nikolai Drozdov, Svetlana Zhurova, Natalia Ionov, Mikhail Kusnirovich, Tatiana Navka Gor Nahapetyan, Vladimir Pirozhkov, Alexander Popov, Vitaly Smirnov, Oleg Tabakov, Mikhail Terentiev, Anatoly Prokhorov, Svyatoslav Ushakov. Jury headed by Director General of OAO "First Channel" Konstantin Ernst.

After that, a group of professional artists selected ideas embodied in neatly made drawings that were presented February 7, 2011

Obverse description

In the center - the relief image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation, at the edge of it a semicircular inscription "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ", beneath the coat of arms in two lines - the denomination of the coin "25 РУБЛЕЙ" and the year "2012 г." on the right - the trademark St. Petersburg mint.

Reverse description

Relief images of three mascots and emblems of the XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi.

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
SPMD, 2012 9,750,000 - Unknown
SPMD, 2014 10,000,000 - Unknown