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The 150th Anniversary of the Birthday of A.P. Chekhov

Series:The 150th Anniversary of the Birthday of A.P. Chekhov
Date of Issue
28/12/2009
Catalogue number
5216-0071
The 150th Anniversary of the Birthday of A.P. Chekhov
Date of Issue
28/12/2009
Catalogue number
5216-0071
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
1.60 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs
1,500

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 by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ РУБЛЕЙ" (FIFTY RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2010 г." (2010), to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

Reverse

in the centre of the disc - the portrait of A.P. Chekhov and dates in two lines: "1860" and "1904", around the portrait - inscriptions indicating titles of magazines - to the left: "ОСКОЛКИ" (OSKOLKY), above: "БУДИЛЬНИК" (BUDILNIK), to the right: "СТРЕКОЗА" (STREKOSA), below on the matted field of the paper sheet - facsimile signature of the writer: "А. ЧЕХОВ" (A. CHEKHOV).

Authors

The artist: A.A. Brynsa.
The sculptors: Yu.S. Gogol, A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia.
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 134 corrugations.

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