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 minting - "1984". On either side of the emblem the inscription "СССР" divided into two parts.
The coin's reverse relief image of the portrait of D. I. Mendeleev (in front view), below along the rim, a semicircular inscription - "Д.И. МЕНДЕЛЕЕВ" located right in two lines, the years of the life scientist "1834" and "1907".
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Artist: Y. A. Lukyanov.
The Sculptor: S. M. Ivanov.
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 a typical performance is 2 million pieces.
Mendeleev, Dmitry Ivanovich (1834-1907) was an outstanding Russian chemist, in addition, conducted research in other areas of science and technology, worked as a Professor at St. Petersburg University, and later became a member of the Academy of Sciences. In 1869, after long research discovered the famous periodic law of chemical elements, which became the basis for the creation of the periodic table. Legends describe the discovery of the law in the dream, although in fact it was the Association obtained over many years of knowledge.