The obverse of the coin
to the left of the center, specified value: a large figure "5" under the word "РУБЛЕЙ" Below the horizontal inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" which date is "2015". On the right side there is a stylized plant branch, near which is a mark of the Moscow mint
(consists of letters "ММД". On the left, near Kant is one small part of a floral ornament.The reverse of the coin
in the middle on the background of a stylized globe (smoothly fades to the bottom) depicts a globe, telescope, map, books, a compass (to symbolize travel and research) and a Laurel branch (symbol of victory). Below in two lines the inscription: "ОСНОВАНО в 1845 г." on the circumference there is the inscription: "РУССКОЕ ГЕОГРАФИЧЕСКОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО"(the beginning and the end of the label separated by a dot).
The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding on the circumference of the piping.
The coin was released on 28 September 2015.
In 1845 in St. Petersburg was founded by the Russian geographical society, the objectives of which were: organization of expeditions, development of new territories, the development of navigation and tourism. During its long history the organization has changed several names, but in 1992 it was returned to its original name. Since 1956, the organization is part of the international geographical Union.