The coin is issued for the Summer Olympic games in Moscow in 1980. Total circulation - 315006 PCs (107 928 quality brilliant uncirculated, the rest Uncirculated). Part of the circulation is minted with the mark of the Leningrad mint.
The obverse of the coin is divided into two parts (upper approximately in 2 times more low). Each piece is framed with a solid line. In the upper part of the emblem of the USSR of the sample of 1956 with 15 bands of the tape (number of republics). The coat of arms is simplified and has no inscriptions on the ribbon. Left and right of the emblem there is an inscription "СССР" divided into two parts ("СС"and "СР". The letters are arranged in a semicircle, skirting the crest. At the bottom of the obverse in the middle is the denomination - a large numeral "5" under it, in smaller font the word "РУБЛЕЙ"
In the foreground of the reverse shows the weight lifter with a barbell at arm's length, in the background the building where the competitions in this sport. Near the right leg is the mark of a mint (MMD - Moscow
). On the right - the emblem of the Olympic games-80, at the top along the rim, a semicircular inscription stretches "ИГРЫ XXII ОЛИМПИАДЫ" below along the rim inscriptions: "МОСКВА"and "1980", separated by dots. The bottom of the coin near the middle of edging and the year of issue "1979".
On the front and back parts of the coin along the circumference has a raised rim.
Weightlifting entered the programme of almost all modern Olympic games (since 1896). Athletes for several attempts have to lift the most weight, count only complete lifts above the head. There are two options: the push and the jerk (at first the results are always higher).