From regular coins you'll be packing in the booklet and colored pictures. There are about 4 versions: matte box, a fine relief; a brilliant field topography; bright field, halos around images (the last option has two types of obverse with minor differences).On the obverse
relief image of the coat of arms of the Russian Federation (two-headed eagle with scepter and Orb on his chest - St. George slaying the serpent). Bottom right-the mint mark (SPMD - St. Petersburg
). Under the eagle, nominal value - "25 РУБЛЕЙ" below the year of issue "2012". At the top along the rim in a semicircle marked with the name of the country - "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" At the beginning and end of the label has a pattern of two combined squares.The reverse
shows all three mascots of the games "Sochi-2014" (the Snow leopard, Hare and Bear). Below is the official emblem of the Olympics: the words "sochi.ru" under it "2014" and the Olympic rings. All figures and logo made color pad printing.
On the front and back side features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Over the creation of coins worked:
The artists: E. V. Kramskaya (obverse), A. A. Brynza (reverse).
Obverse sculptor: A. A. Dolgopolova (obverse), reverse stamp made with the use of computer technology.
Date of issue - November 1, 2012.
2 Mar 2008 during the presidential elections, the residents of Sochi at the same time voted for the mascot of the upcoming Olympics, there was a preference for a Dolphin on skis. Later it was decided to connect the choice of the mascot of the whole country. The voting was conducted on the official website from 21 December 2010 to 26 February 2011, where he posted 10 works (24048), selected by the jury. Among the three finalists was a polar bear, Santa and Snow leopard. Santa Claus is a symbol of the New Year, it was decided to replace the Rabbit, who took 4th place. In the final of the TV show have also determined the Paralympic games mascots - Ray and snowflake find themselves at the end of the list.