2010 St. George Russian Silver
The silver Russian Saint George the Victorious coins were first issued on January 11, 2009. The obverse features the emblem of the Central Bank of Russia--a double-headed eagle with wings down--and is inscribed with "? ???" (Bank of Russia), " ??" (Three rubles), indications of the precious metal content and its fineness, and the year of issue followed by the mint mark. The reverse features an image of Saint George and the Dragon. The coin was designed and sculpted by A. V. Baklanov and minted at Saint Petersburg. In 2010, the total worldwide mintage of these coins by the Bank of Russia was a mere 500,000.