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Peter I

Historical Series:The Window into Europe
Date of Issue
31/01/2003
Catalogue number
5216-0037
The Window into Europe
Date of Issue
31/01/2003
Catalogue number
5216-0037
Denomination
50 rubles
Quality
Proof
Metal, fineness
Gold 900/1000
Total weight, g
8.75 (±0.10)
Fine metal content not less than, g
7.78
Diameter, mm
22.60 (-0.15)
Thickness, mm
1.50 (±0.15)
Mintage, pcs
1,500

Obverse

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 - "ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ РУБЛЕЙ" (FIFTY RUBLES), at the bottom - the year of issue "2003", the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

Reverse

a portrait of the Emperor Peter I against the background of a window-arch in the brick wall. The inscription at the bottom - "ПЕТР I" (PETER I).

Authors

The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptor: A.I. Parfionov.
Moscow Mint (MМД).
The edge: 200 corrugations.

Peter I the Great (1672- 1725), Russian Tsar since 1682, the first Russian Emperor since 1721, creator of the powerful absolutist state.

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