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The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin (XVIth ctntury)

Date of Issue
Catalogue number
Architectural Monuments of Russia
Date of Issue
Catalogue number
3 rubles
Metal, fineness
Silver 900/1000
Total weight, g
34.88 (±0.32)
Fine metal content not less than, g
Diameter, mm
39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm
3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs


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 - "ТРИ РУБЛЯ" (THREE RUBLES), at the bottom - the date "2000", 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 pictures of fortress walls and towers of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, above them - the seal of the city of Nizhny Novgorod of the XVIth century: a deer framed with the inscription along the circle: "ПЕЧАТЬNОВАГОРОДАNISОВСКIАЗЕМЛI" (THE SEAL OF NIZHNY NOVGOROD LAND). The inscription at the top along the rim: "НИЖЕГОРОДСКИЙ КРЕМЛЬ" (THE NIZHNY NOVGOROD KREMLIN), at the bottom - the date "XVI в." (XVIth century).


The artist: R.V.Zhestkov
The sculptor: R.V.Zhestkov
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 300 corrugations

The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin was built by Russian skilled craftsmen in the beginning of the XVIth century according to the highest achievements of the military defending skill of those days. Situated at the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers it is a powerful fortress surrounded by 13 towers.

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