Bank of Russia
The artists: S.A. Kozlov ; The sculptors: Computer simulation
Saint Petersburg Mint of Goznak (Russia)
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: in the centre – the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it – the semicircular inscription «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim – on top: «ДВА РУБЛЯ» (TWO RUBLES), below: to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre – the year of issue «2011 г.» (2011), to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
Reverse: in the centre on the matted surface of the disc – the portrait of A.I. Raykin, to the left – the inscription along the rim: «А.И. РАЙКИН» (A.I. RAYKIN), to the right on thr mirror surface of the drop-curtain – dates in two lines: «1911» and «1987».
A brief annotation
The coin was issued to the centenary of the birthday of A. Raykin – the USSR National Artist, an outstanding theatre and cinema actor, producer, script writer who since 1942 headed the Leningrad, later – the State Theatre of Miniatures, the unsurpassed master of instant reincorporation, compère, performer of monologues, topical satires, sketches. The picture of reverse is short-spoken, the subject of the coin comes to light by minimal artistic means.