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M.V. Lomonosov

Date of Issue
Catalogue number
The Age of the Enlightenment. The XVIII century
Date of Issue
Catalogue number
100 rubles
Metal, fineness
Gold 900/1000
Total weight, g
17.28 (+0.35)
Fine metal content not less than, g
Diameter, mm
30.00 (-0.25)
Thickness, mm
1.80 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs


in the centre of the disc, in the circle of dots - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (two-headed eagle with wings down), under it to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the mint trade mark, to the right – the fine metal content; along the rim – semicircular inscriptions divided by two doubled rhombuses, on the top – the denomination and year of issue: "100 РУБЛЕЙ 1992" (100 RUBLES 1992), at the bottom: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA).


in the centre of the disc - the relief portrait of M.D. Lomonosov sitting at the table with a manuscript and a goose quill in his hands, to the right below – a - retort, along the rim - the semicircular inscriptions, above: "ЭПОХА ПРОСВЕЩЕНИЯ. ХVIII ВЕК" (THE AGE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT. THE XVIII CENTURY), below: "М.В. ЛОМОНОСОВ" (М. V. LOMONOSOV).


The artist: A.A. Kolodkin
The sculptor: A.A. Novichkov
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 240 corrugations

Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (1711-1765), the first Russian scientist - naturalist of the world range, one of the founders of physical chemistry, an astronomer, geologist and poet, a linguist who laid the foundations of the contemporary Russian language, an artist and historian, an advocate of Russian education and development of Russian sciences and economics. In 1745 he became the first Russian member of the Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences, since 1763 - a member of the Academy of Arts. On Lomonosov’s initiative, the Moscow University has been founded in 1755. Discoveries of Lomonosov enriched many branches of scientific knowledge.

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