The obverse of the coin in the center there is the emblem of the Bank of Russia (the eagle with drooping wings, I. Bilibin). Up in a semicircle along the rim the inscription: "ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ РУБЛЕЙ" below "БАНК РОССИИ"(the inscriptions are separated by ornaments, consisting of five diamonds).
The reverse of the coin is the relief image of the atomic icebreaker "Arctic" in Northern waters, above him the Aurora. In the right part of the pattern near the edging and the year of issue "1996", under it is a mark of the Leningrad mint (stylized letters "ЛМД" deployed vertically. At the top by a stylized semi-circular strip is placed the inscription: "300-ЛЕТИЕ РОССИЙСКОГО ФЛОТА" down on top of the figure is also a half circle "АТОМНЫЙ ЛЕДОКОЛ «АРКТИКА»"
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
The Artist: A.V. Baklanov.
Sculptor: P. K. Potapov.
Release date: 18 Oct 1996
Before coming to power of Peter the Great in Russia was not regular Navy. A small flotilla was created directly before the fighting and consisted of several ships. In 1688, on lake Pleshcheyevo in Pereslavl-Zalessky create a "Funny fleet", which included miniature ships for training sailors. In the 90-ies of the XVII century began to put the Azov fleet, and in 1696, a Royal decree confirmed the creation of a regular Russian Navy.
Icebreaker "Arktika" was launched in 1972 in the Soviet Union were used until 2008. Was the world's first vessel to reach the North pole and the second abacus atomic icebreaker. From 1982 to 1986 had the name "Leonid Brezhnev". Now the ship is in the port of Murmansk, awaiting disposal.