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Sable

Series:Protect Our World
Date of Issue
25/10/1994
Catalogue number
5216-0009
Protect Our World
Date of Issue
25/10/1994
Catalogue number
5216-0009
Denomination
50 rubles
Quality
Proof
Metal, fineness
Gold 999/1000
Total weight, g
7.89 (±0.10)
Fine metal content not less than, g
7.78
Diameter, mm
22.60 (-0.15)
Thickness, mm
1.30 (±0.15)
Mintage, pcs
2,500

Obverse

the two-headed eagle (designed by I.Bilibin), the letters under it indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «50 РУБЛЕЙ 1994 г.» (50 RUBLES 1994), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

Reverse

a sable sitting on a tree, to the right - two boats, the inscription along the rim: "СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР" (PROTECT OUR WORLD).

Authors

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: I.S. Komshilov
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 134 corrugations

The sable, an extremely quick animal with exquisite fur, lives in coniferous forests from the north of the Ural mountains to the Pacific ocean. Russians have hunted the sable, highly valued for its fur, since olden times and the animal is represented in the coat of arms of the old Russian cities of Irkutsk, Yakutsk and Verkhoturye.

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