The Bank of Russia announced the issuance of several coins on the holding in Russia of world Cup 2018 and FIFA confederations Cup 2017.
Mass circulation — 19,75 million copies will be released made of non-precious metal commemorative coin 25 rubles., on reverse of which is placed the image of the official emblem of the 2018 world Cup. Another 250 thousand coins will be released in a special version: the emblem and the inscription FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 they will be in color.
Four silver commemorative coins of 3 rubles. will be dedicated to the cities that will host matches of the 2018 world Cup, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad and Saransk. The main background of each made in the form of “ornament, consisting of elements that reflect Russian culture and folklore heritage, as well as the football world”, and cartouches you can see images of the sights of the cities. The mintage of each commemorative coin will be 24 thousand.
The Central Bank also issued investment coins of gold (7.78 g, fineness 999) and silver (31.1 g, fineness 925) nominal value of 50 RUB and 3, respectively. The total circulation of the two batches of silver coins, the reverse of which is coated with a relief image of either the confederations Cup or world Cup football, will be 310 thousand. The total circulation of gold investment coins with the same images — 105 thousand.