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The Deeds of Peter I

Historical Series:The Window into Europe
Date of Issue
31/01/2003
Catalogue number
5119-0002
The Window into Europe
Date of Issue
31/01/2003
Catalogue number
5119-0002
Denomination
200 rubles
Quality
Proof
Metal, fineness
Silver 900/1000
Total weight, g
3342.390(±9.056)
Fine metal content not less than, g
3000.0
Diameter, mm
130.0 (+0.45) (-0.10)
Thickness, mm
27.50 (±0.50)
Mintage, pcs
300

Obverse

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 bу а circle of dots and inscriptions, above - the denomination: "ДВЕСТИ РУБЛЕЙ" (TWO НUNDRED RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2003 г." (2003) to the right in two lines - the fine metal content, the mint trade mark and the ordinal number sign of the coin №___, along the rim – two concentric lines with four decorative elements.

Reverse

in the cartouche, in the centre - the monument to Peter I the Great ("Bronze Horseman") standing on the Senate Square in Saint Petersburg, at the top to the left - three sailing ships against the background of outlines of the Admiralty, at the bottom, against the background of the Kunstkamer outlines - an astronomic instrument, a scroll, dividers, a compass, an angle-bar, two books, at the top to the right - the picture of the two-headed eagle under the crown with orb and sceptre against the background of outlines of buildings of 12 semi-ministries "kollegii", at the bottom, against the background of the Shlisselburg Fortress outlines - banners, cannons, cannon-balls, guns, a drum and a shield featuring the two-headed eagle.

Authors

The artist: A.V.Baklanov.
The sculptors: A.V. Baklanov, A.A. Dolgopolova.
St. Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 390 corrugations.

Peter I the Great (1672 - 1725) - the first Russian Emperor (1721 - 1725), who carried out the reforms of state government, headed the building of Russian Navy as well as creating the regular army. He used the experience of western countries of Europe to develope the industry, trade and culture.

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