The coin is issued for the Summer Olympic games in Moscow in 1980. Total circulation - 221442 PCs (of which 95 420 in Proof quality, the rest Uncirculated). There are coins of both types with the mark of the Moscow 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 a gymnast on a balance beam, performing acrobatic exercise. In the background the building where the competitions in gymnastics, right of him is the emblem of the Olympics-80. On the bottom left, under the sports projectile is a mark of a mint (LMD - Leningrad). At the top along the rim, a semicircular inscription stretches "ИГРЫ XXII ОЛИМПИАДЫ" below along the rim inscriptions: "МОСКВА"and "1980", separated by dots. In the lower part of the field of the coin in the middle near Kant indicated the year of coinage - "1980".
On the front and back parts of the coin along the circumference has a raised rim.
Gymnastics is divided into several types, differing in used sports equipment and exercise. To assess the quality of implementation and complexity, athletes do a good number of attempts, the results are summed. There is also team exercises where several competing athletes.