The Wooden Architecture (the XIXth - XXth centuries), the city of Tomsk
in the centre – 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 – «ТРИ РУБЛЯ» (THREE RUBLES), at the bottom – the year of issue «2004», the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
in the frame of the carving decor, to the left, – «The House with the Marquee» (architect S.V. Khomich), to the right – «The House with Dragons» (architect V.F. Orzheshko), at the bottom – «The House with Fire-Birds» (architect P.F. Fedorovsky). The inscriptions along the rim – «ДЕРЕВЯННОЕ ЗОДЧЕСТВО XIX- XX вв.» (THE WOODEN ARCHITECTURE XIXth – XXth centuries), at the bottom – «ТОМСК» (TOMSK).
The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptors: A.S. Khazov..
Moscow Mint (МMД).
The edge: 300 corrugations
The Tomsk wooden architecture is a unique phenomenon with distinct features of the Russian folk architecture. Some architectural masterpieces became unofficial symbols of the city.