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 reverse features the relief image of a portrait of A. S. Popov (front view), below along the rim, a semicircular inscription - "А.С. ПОПОВ" located right in two lines, the years of the life of A. S. Popov "1859" and "1906".
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Artist: V. K. Nikitin.
The Sculptor: I. S. Komshilov.
Date of issue: 16 Mar 1984
Total circulation: 2 million pieces, of which 35 thousand coin collectible proof performance. There is a remake of 1988, is minted by the Moscow mint, with a circulation of 55 thousand (is execution proof and date on the edge "1988").
Popov, Alexander Stepanovich (1859-1906) in 1882 received the degree of candidate of Sciences in physics and worked as a teacher. In parallel with professional activity engaged in research in the field of electrical engineering. Mistakenly considered the inventor of radio, since at that time many scientists have made similar discoveries, many of them claimed inventions. In 1895 Popov has publicly presented its draft radio communications, but to patent it failed. The authorship is attributed to Italian radio Marconi registered their invention in 1896.