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The International Arctic Year

Date of Issue
Catalogue number
Date of Issue
Catalogue number
100 rubles
Metal, fineness
Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g
1083.74 (±2.65)
Fine metal content not less than, g
Diameter, mm
100.0 (±0.80)
Thickness, mm
15.0 (±0.60)
Mintage, pcs


in the centre – the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it – the semicircular inscription «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim – on top: «СТО РУБЛЕЙ» (ONE HUNDRED RUBLES), below: to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre – the year of issue «2007 г.» (2007), to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.


in the centre, on the surface of a stylized map of the Arctic area – symbolic designation of the four corners of the world, to the left of it – a walrus, to the right – tents of a polar station, a polar she-bear with a cub, above them – a plane, lover – the Northern Sea Route marked by dots, an icebreaker leading a caravan of ships; to the left on a circle from above downwards – a flying plane, oil-extracting gantries, three people with a meteorological probe, a charioteer on a reindeers harnessed sledge, industrial buildings, metal signs by the Mendeleyev’s Periodic System of chemical elements and four crystals. The inscription below along the rim: «МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЙ ПОЛЯРНЫЙ ГОД» (THE INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC YEAR).


The artist: A.D. Schablykin
The sculptor: A.A. Dolgopolova.
Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 360 corrugations.

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