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 of issue "1983". On either side of the emblem the inscription "СССР" divided into two parts.
The reverse features the relief image of a portrait of Karl Marx (made in palanthas, rotated to the left), below along the rim, a semicircular inscription - "КАРЛ МАРКС" the left, in two lines, the years of life - "1818" and "1883".
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Artist: V. A. Ermakov.
The Sculptor: A. V. Kozlov.
Replica of old stamp issued in 1988, with a circulation of 55 thousand pieces. From the usual proof coins are distinguished by their date on the edge. Total circulation, including the usual performance and proof are 2 million pieces.
The works of the German philosopher Karl Marx (1818-1883) became the basis for Communist ideology, based on them V. I. Lenin and other Bolsheviks created their own system of governance, embodied in life, after education of the RSFSR and then the USSR. Karl Marx is considered the founder of Communist ideas and values in many cities of the Soviet Union, he was established sites.