The Bank of Russia has issued four commemorative sterling silver coins‚ Biathlon, Alpine Skiing, Figure Skating, and Hockey‚ that celebrate the upcoming Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games. The Royal Canadian Mint is the official Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games product partner and these coins are the first version to be sold in Canada.
A unique opportunity for you to own coins of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics from the Bank of Russia! A FIRST! These Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics coins are the first version to be sold in North America! Your coin is 1 ounce of sterling silver (92.5% pure) with proof finish. Serrated edge and selective colouring of Voronov's Snowdrop adds to your coin's uniqueness.
Designed by A.A. Brynza, your coin depicts an ice figure skater in a graceful spin. Your coin also includes a coloured detail of Voronov's Snowdrop; named for Russian botanist Y.N Voronov and found on the east coast of the Black Sea. Designed by E.V. Kramskaia, the obverse side of your coin depicts the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation with a semicircular inscription over it "THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION", the denomination of the coin "THREE ROUBLES" and the year of issue "2014 r.", the indication of the metal according to the D.I. Mendeleyev Periodic System of Elements, the purity, the trademark of the Saint Petersburg Mint and the fine precious metal content.