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July 21 2009

Coin of 10 rubles on October 1 release of the Central Bank. The new money will save over 10 years of manufacturing 18 billion rubles, the first deputy chairman of the bank George Luntovsky.

"Releasing into circulation new 10-ruble coin completes the activities of the Central Bank for the transition to new manufacturing technologies coins" - said Luntovsky, recalling that earlier coins were produced from copper-nickel alloy, and now - from galvanized steel. In turn, Director of the Department of cash turnover CB Alexander Yurov said that after the transition to new technology break-even was the production of three denominations of coins - 2 rubles 5 rubles and 10 rubles. Previously there was only cost-effective 10-ruble coin.

In addition, a new 10-ruble coin will be a little easier - it weighed 5.6 grams instead of 8.5 grams. "In the purse she will be more convenient," - said Yurov. According to him, the diameter of the new coin will be 22 millimeters, and thickness - 2.2 millimeters. Coin is 10 rubles, will gradually replace the outstanding banknotes of 10 rubles.

"I think banknotes of 10 rubles will disappear anytime soon, but I do not think it will be within a year. You do not even notice" - said the first deputy chairman. According to him, today at a 10-ruble coins in circulation accounts for three bills of a similar value. "Gradually, this ratio will change in favor of the coin" - said Luntovsky. He also said that the Central Bank is not in plans for a 50-ruble coins.

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