The obverse of the coin in the upper part of the disc - the coat of arms of the USSR of the sample of 1956: the hammer and sickle on a globe, beneath the rising sun, at the top a five-pointed star; the sides of the ears of corn, tied with fifteen turns of the tape, the lower stage is much wider, symbolizes the RSFSR (the rest of the coils - the other republics). Under the coat of arms, nominal value: a large stylized number "1" under which the horizontal is the word "РУБЛЬ" even lower small digits indicate the year the development of the coin - "1983" (coinage - 1984). On either side of the emblem the inscription "СССР" divided into two parts.
The coin's reverse relief image of the monument to Ivan Fedorov with a sheet of paper in his right hand and a book in his left (the monument is located on Theatre square in Moscow), right - years of his life ("1510" and "1583"), located in two rows at the bottom - the inscription "ИВАН ФЕДОРОВ" made old font (the word "ИВАН"located above and to the left), at the top along the rim an inscription in a semicircle - "РУССКИЙ ПЕРВОПЕЧАТНИК"
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Artist: I. S. Krylov.
The Sculptor: S. M. Ivanov.
Date of issue: 3 January 1984
Total circulation: 2 million pieces, of which 35 thousand coin collectible proof performance. There is a remake in 1988 by LMD, with a circulation of 55 thousand (is execution proof and date on the edge "1988").
Ivan Fedorov mistakenly considered a Russian pioneer, and some even consider him the world's first printer. In fact, by the time the printing press was already widespread, and Ivan Fedorov published the first in Russia dated book "the Apostle." Date of birth is not precisely known, in 1552, in Moscow, he founded a printing house in a few years for unknown reasons moved to Lviv, where he continued a professional activity.