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Russia: One kilo coins featuring Putin's portrait minted in Chelyabinsk02:20

Russia: One kilo coins featuring Putin's portrait minted in Chelyabinsk

Russian Federation, Zlatoust
December 3, 2016 at 10:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian jewelers presented commemorative medal coins featuring portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, in Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Region, Saturday.

The palm-sized coins are made of sterling silver and are 12 centimetres (4.7 inches) in diameter and of nearly one kilogramme (2.2 pounds) in weight each.

Art-Grani's CEO, Vladimir Vasyukhin, noted that in Russia "much has been done to ensure independence, stability and defence capability," which he said "is largely thanks to the individuals that are portrayed on our coins - [Vladimir] Putin and Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu." He added that "as every era has its own hero, we often portray bas-reliefs of these personalities."

Art-Grani has previously minted coins featuring Putin to commemorate the reunification of Crimea with Russia.

Russia: One kilo coins featuring Putin's portrait minted in Chelyabinsk02:20
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Russian jewelers presented commemorative medal coins featuring portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, in Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Region, Saturday.

The palm-sized coins are made of sterling silver and are 12 centimetres (4.7 inches) in diameter and of nearly one kilogramme (2.2 pounds) in weight each.

Art-Grani's CEO, Vladimir Vasyukhin, noted that in Russia "much has been done to ensure independence, stability and defence capability," which he said "is largely thanks to the individuals that are portrayed on our coins - [Vladimir] Putin and Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu." He added that "as every era has its own hero, we often portray bas-reliefs of these personalities."

Art-Grani has previously minted coins featuring Putin to commemorate the reunification of Crimea with Russia.

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