The obverse of the coin in the ring of dots depicts the emblem of the Bank of Russia (the eagle with drooping wings), under the right paw mark of the Leningrad mint (stylized letters "ЛМД". From the outside of the ring up in a semicircle along the rim the inscription: "ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1993 г." below "БАНК РОССИИ"(the inscriptions are separated by ornaments, consisting of rhombuses).
The reverse of the coin depicts a relief portrait of V. I. Vernadsky during the reflection, bottom right of his life: "1863 1945". The circumference of the large font inscription: "ВЛАДИМИР ИВАНОВИЧ ВЕРНАДСКИЙ"
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
The Artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The Sculptor: A. A. Dolgopolova.
Date of issue: February 25, 1993
There are also coins in the performance of the proof-like (mirror field), with a circulation of 350 thousand.
Some of the coins quality proof was minted without a mint mark, they cost 5-6 times the cost of proof-dyke with a sign.
Vernadsky Vladimir Ivanovich (1863-1945) is one of the outstanding Russian scientists, known for his works in many fields of science. In 1906 became a member of the Imperial St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, where he conducted the organization of scientific expeditions in different parts of the country. In 1917 he moved to Ukraine, and a year later participated in the creation of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, becoming its first Director. Despite the fact that Ukraine later became part of the USSR, the Academy survived.