Friday, November 24, 2017

Urals foundry to produce Putin coins to commemorate Crimea's annexation

Art-Grani, a metals studio and foundry in the Sverdlovsk region, will produce a series of limited edition coins featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin's face to commemorate the annexation of Crimea into Russia.

The Crimea 2014 Collection will feature 25 sterling silver and gold-plated coins featuring an image of Putin on the front and a relief of the outline of the Black Sea peninsula on the back, The Moscow Times reports.

Each coin is approximately the size of a human palm and weighs nearly two pounds. Prices of the coins have not yet been set.

The Art-Grani foundry has produced special edition coins commemorating notable Russian citizens and national events for 15 years, according to The Moscow Times.