Altai Mountain Ram
in the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower — the semicircular inscription — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «ОДИН РУБЛЬ» (ONE RUBLE), at the bottom — the year of issue «2001», 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 picture of an Altai mountain ram. The inscription to the left along the rim: «АЛТАЙСКИЙ ГОРНЫЙ БАРАН» (THE ALTAI MOUNTAIN RAM).
The artist: A.S. Kunats.
The sculptor: E.V. Kramskaya.
St. Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 252 corrugations.
The Altai mountain ram (Ovis ammon ammon Linnaeus) inhabits the mountains of the Southern Siberia, the Tuva and Altai regions. After the intensive hunting on the threshold of the XIXth — XXth centuries it disappeared in the region behind Baikal and in the Western Altai. It is protected by the State.