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 - "1985". On either side of the emblem the inscription "СССР" divided into two parts.
The reverse features the relief image of a portrait of Friedrich Engels (palapas, rotated to the left), below along the rim on top of the portrait the inscription in a semicircle - "ФРИДРИХ ЭНГЕЛЬС" the left, in two lines, the years of the life philosopher "1820" and "1875".
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Artist: V. A. Ermakov.
Sculptor: N.. Noses.
Release date: 28 November 1985
Total circulation: 2 million pieces, of which 40 thousand coins collectible proof performance. There is a remake in 1988, with a circulation of 55 thousand (is execution proof and date on the edge "1988"). Part of novodel coins were minted with an error (the date "1983").
German philosopher Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) was an associate of Karl Marx, made a significant contribution to the development of Communist ideas. After the death of Marx was engaged in the finalization of the work "Capital", which formed the basis of Marxism. In the Soviet Union after Engels was renamed many streets, some of the names preserved to this day.