Central Banking

Russia issues world cup commemorative coins

RUSSIA - The Central Bank 5 May will introduce commemorative gold and silver coins in denominations of 3 and 50 rubles to commemorate this summer's World Cup football (soccer) finals in Japan and South Korea.

The CB said in a news release that the silver coins, value 3 rubles, will be 39 mm in diameter and be made from a 900-alloy. They will weigh 31.1 g in pure silver and 25,000 coins have been minted.

The 50-ruble coins will be made from 900-gold and will be 22.6 mm in diameter. They will

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