100 th Anniversary of the Birth of S.M. Eisenstein

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

"The obverse"
"The reverse"

The obverse

in the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two-headed eagle designed by I. Bilibin, lower — the semicircular inscription — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «ДВА РУБЛЯ» (TWO RUBLES), at the bottom — «1998», the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right — the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse

Sergei Eisenstein surveying a film-strip, to the right — the battleship «Potyomkin». The semicircular inscription at the top along the rim: «СЕРГЕЙ ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН» (SERGEI EISENSTEIN), and under it — the dates «1898–1948», at the bottom, under the portrait — the facsimile-signature of Eisenstein.


The artists: A.A. Kolodkin, V.I. Zaslavsky.
The sculptors: V.I. Zaslavsky, A.A. Kolodkin
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 195 corrugations

Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (22.01.1898 –11.02.1948) — the producer, artist, theorist of the cinema, pedagogue, doctor of art-criticism. His film «The Battleship «Potyomkin» is the highest achievement of the world cinematographic art. During the Brussels Film Festival in 1958 it headed the list of the 12 best films at all times in the world. S. Eisenstein also produced some other well known movies: «Alexander the Nevsky», «Ivan The Terrible», «The October», «The Strike» and staged the opera «Valkiriya» (by R. Wagner) in the Bolshoi Theatre as well. S.Eisenstein lectured at the State Institute of the Cinematography. Discoveries in the field of the film montage made him possible to suggest a conception of «the Intellectual Cinematography» as a synthesis of the art and science. The museum of S. Eisenstein was set up in Moscow.

Denomination 2 rubles
Quality Proof
Metal, fineness Silver 925/1000
Total weight, G 17,00 (±0,18)
Fine metal
content not less than, G
Diameter, mm 33,00 (±0,20)
Thickness, mm 2,40 (±0,20)
Mintage, pcs 15000

Date of issue: 23/01/1998
Catalogue number: 5110-0024

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