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Russia Central Bank issues special Sochi Olympic banknote

Sochi Banknote

A snowboarder is now on Russian currency.

Russia’s Central Bank announced special Sochi Olympic banknotes on Wednesday, though it’s unclear when they will go into circulation, according to R-Sport. The design itself was first introduced in March.

There will be 20 million of the 100-ruble bills, according to reports. One hundred rubles converts to about $3.10.

The note’s “vertical composition, which is a response to modern tendencies in banknote design, has made it possible to portray the uniqueness off the natural region, where snowy mountains meet the warm sea,” the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee said in a statement, according to R-Sport.

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