Russia 50-KOPEKS (Y603)
Russia 50-KOPEKS (Y603)

Russia 50-KOPEKS (Y603) Horse (and dragon)

On January 1, 1998, Russia issued reform coinage, with 1,000 old rubles equal to one new ruble. The 1-, 5-, 10-, and 50-kopek coins feature St. George slaying the dragon, which in this depiction makes you feel bad for the little dragon.

The first coins were struck in 1997, and this one is supposed to be brass, although it sure looks like a bronze piece to me. Compare it to the next coin (Y603a) which is brass (on the outside).

Specifications

  • Diameter: 19.6 mm
  • Composition: Brass
  • CAT#: Y603

Obverse Legend

БАНК РОССИИ

Reverse Legend

50 КОПЕЕК

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