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Soviet 1979 Olympic 5 Ruble Coin Question

Sgt Stavka

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Was going through my coins and I found an old Soviet 5 Ruble coin that I was given back in the early 1980's.

On one side it has the Soviet state seal and '5 Rubles' on it. On the other it mentions the upcoming 1980 olympics and has an image of a weightlifter. The coin is dated 1979.


What I want to know is... what is this coin? I believe it came from a set.

Is it just a commemorative? I doubt it was actually intended to be used as legal tender. It seems to be made of silver.

Where can I find out more about these sorts of coins?

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