On April 23, 2012 the Central Bank of the Russian Federation issues a silver proof commemorative coin in denomination of 25 Roubles "Giacomo Quarenghi" of the series "Architectural Masterpieces of Russia" (fine metal content 155,5g, fineness 925/1000, catalogue number 5115-0071, diameter 60,0 mm, mintage 1500 pcs). The coin has the rim, raised on both sides of the coin along the circumference.
The obverse: the relief image of the Emblem of the Bank of Russia - the two-headed eagle with wings down, and the semicircular inscription under it "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), framed by a circle of beads. The inscriptions along the rim divided by dots indicate the denomination of the coin "ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TWENTY FIVE ROUBLES) and the year of issue "2012", between them - the indication of the metal according to the D.I. Mendeleyev Periodic System of Elements, the purity, the trade mark of the Saint-Petersburg Mint and the fine precious metal content.
The reverse side of the coin depicts the image of the architect Giacomo Quarenghi with a sketch in his hands against the background of the Hermitage Theatre in Saint Petersburg and its interior elements. The sketch bears the inscriptions: in Russian "ДЖАКОМО КВАРЕНГИ" (GIACOMO QARENGHI) and in Italian "GIACOMO QARENGHI" both in two lines and divided by the colored image of a head of column.
The edge of the coin is corrugated.
The coins are legal tender of the Russian Federation. They are obligatory for acceptance for all kinds of payments without any restrictions at their face value.
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