The Central Bank of Russia commissioned a special batch of four commemorative silver three ruble coins dedicated to the 2018 FIFA TM World Cup. There is also be a commemorative 25 ruble coin made from non-precious metals. Around 24,000 of each of the four coins will be released into circulation.
Each of the 3 ruble coins are engraved, on the obverse side with their own special image depicting landmarks around Russia: the ‘Motherland Calls’ monument in Volgograd, the Nizhegorodskaya Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod, the ‘Soyuz’ rocket carrier in Samara, and the memorial monuments in Rostov-on-Don. All of those cities will host World Cup matches. Engraved on the reverse of each silver coin is the image of a footballer with a ball, a line representing the flight of a ball, folk decorations, and famous landmarks from Russian cities.
The reverse of each 25-ruble non-precious metal coin features an embossment of the FIFA World Cup trophy. The same trophy, filled in with color, will appear on the back of coins in special circulation.
A special investment coin for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (face value 50 rubles) has on the obverse side, in the centre the relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation with the semicircular inscription (along the rim) "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (Russian Federation) framed by doubled rhombuses. Below under the coat of arms and to the left are indications of the precious metal and its fineness; to the right is the fine metal content and the mint trade mark, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (Bank of Russia), the denomination of the coin: "50 РУБЛЕЙ" (50 ROUBLES), the year: "2018 г." (2018). On the reverse is an image of the FIFA World Cup Trophy, with the inscription in five lines: "ЧЕМПИОНАТ МИРА ПО ФУТБОЛУ FIFA 2018 В РОССИИ" (2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA).