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Victory of the Democratic Forces of Russia on August 19-21, 1991

Date of Issue
19.08.1992
Catalogue number
5011-0004
Date of Issue
19.08.1992
Catalogue number
5011-0004
Denomination
3 rubles
Quality
BU
Alloy
cupronickel
Total weight, g
14.35
Diameter, mm
33.0
Thickness, mm
2.30
Mintage, pcs
600,000
Denomination
3 rubles
Quality
Proof-like
Alloy
cupronickel
Total weight, g
14.35
Diameter, mm
33.0
Thickness, mm
2.30
Mintage, pcs
400,000

Obverse

in the center of the disc – the relief image of cupolas of the Intercession Cathedral on the Moat on the Red Square and the Spassky Tower of the Moscow Kremlin, to the left above – the emblem of the Bank of Russia (two-headed eagle with wings down), under the cathedral to the right – the mint trade mark, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines – the denomination and year of issue: "3 РУБЛЯ 1992" (3 RUBLES 1992), along the rim – semicircular inscriptions, to the left: "БАНК" (BANK), to the right: "РОССИИ" (OF RUSSIA).

Reverse

in the centre of the disc - the relief allegoric image of Goddess the Victory blowing the trumpet, leaning her right hand against a shield with Moscow’s coat of arms and treading under foot a sword, in the background to the right – the House of the Soviets of the Russian Federation in Moscow, to the right above – the inscription in three lines: "19-21 АВГУСТА 1991г.", (AUGUST 19-21, 1991), at the bottom at the rim, to the left - an oak branch, to the right - a laurel one.

Authors

The artist: A.A. Kolodkin
The sculptor: N.A. Novichkov
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: two inscriptions "ТРИ РУБЛЯ" (THREE RUBLES) divided by two asterisks.

Events of August 19-21, 1991 became in Russia's recent history one of the most important landmarks. The victory of the democratic forces in Russia put an end to the totalitarian regime in the USSR, led to the collapse of the Soviet communist party's rule and allowed the Soviet republics to proclaim their sovereignty.

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