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Putin's face appears on coin marking Crimea's annexation

The price for a palm-sized silver coin is yet to be set.

Commemorative Coins Mark Reunification of Russia and Crimea Source: Press Association

A COMMEMORATIVE SILVER coin with the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin on it has been unveiled to mark the incorporation of Crimea into Russia.

A map of the Crimean Peninsula is depicted on the reverse side.

The BBC reports that the coin weighs one kilograme and is a limited edition of 500 silver coins which have been called ‘The Gatherer of Russian Lands’.

They state that some of the coins may be sold, but the won’t be used as currency.

The factory that produces the coins said it is planning to present some of them to the Russian leadership.

The Voice of Russia says no price has been set for the palm-sized coins.

Commemorative Coins Mark Reunification of Russia and Crimea Source: Press Association

Commemorative Coins Mark Reunification of Russia and Crimea Source: Press Association

Commemorative Coins Mark Reunification of Russia and Crimea Source: Press Association

Commemorative Coins Mark Reunification of Russia and Crimea Source: Press Association

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