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The 2nd Kamchatka Expedition, 1733-1743

Date of Issue
Catalogue number
The 2nd Kamchatka Expedition
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 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.


a Kamchatka aboriginal floating by canoe, to the left and to the right from him – the dates on a ribbon «1733» «1743», in the background to the left – two boats, to the right – a sailing ship, on the horizon – outlines of mountains, clouds. The inscription along the rim – «2ая КАМЧАТСКАЯ ЭКСПЕДИЦИЯ» (THE 2nd KAMCHATKA EXPEDITION).


The artiat: A.V. Baklanov.
The Sculptor: E.I. Novikova.
St. Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 300 corrugations.

The participants of the 2nd Kamchatka Expedition (1733 – 1743) sailed by «Saint Peter» and «Saint Paul» sailing boats under command of navigators Vitus Bering and A.I. Chirikov reached the shores of the North America, discovered several islands of the Aleutian chine and Commander Islands as well.

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