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 arms the full width of the coin there is an inscription "СССР" below is the value: a large stylized number "1" under which a semicircle along the edge to the floor "РУБЛЬ" even the small numbers below the year of issue "1988".The reverse of the coin
depicts a relief portrait of L. N. Thick from the front. The right semi-circle along the rim is the inscription top to bottom: «Л.Н.ТОЛСТОЙ 1828·1910»
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Date of issue: September 6, 1988
Artist: A. G. Miroshnichenko.
The Sculptor: A. A. Beginners.
Total circulation: 4 million pieces, of which 225 thousand coins collectible proof performance
. Among the coins in proof quality there are mistakes (the date "1987" on the obverse), they are highly valued among collectors.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), the world - famous Russian writer, philosopher, author of such works as "War and peace", "Anna Karenina", "Resurrection", and many others. In his works expressed the idea of fighting with excess, but without violence, solely on the basis of morality. Supported religion, but tried to show its best side. Later the idea was called "tolstoyanism" and inspired many of the great politicians. Despite the fact that bore the title "count", Tolstoy tried to look like a simple peasant and even worked on the field.