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Alexander the Nevsky

The Historical Series:The Millennium of Russia
Date of Issue
28.12.1995
Catalogue number
5217-0013
The Millennium of Russia
Date of Issue
28.12.1995
Catalogue number
5217-0013
Denomination
100 rubles
Quality
Proof
Metal, fineness
Gold 900/1000
Total weight, g
17.45 (±0.17)
Fine metal content not less than, g
15.55
Diameter, mm
30.00 (-0.25)
Thickness, mm
1.70 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs
5,000

Obverse

in the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (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 framed by a circle of dots: at the top — «100 РУБЛЕЙ 1995 г.» (100 RUBLES 1995), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA) ,

Reverse

the star and badge on the ribbon of the Order of St. Alexander the Nevsky, the inscriptions along the rim: at the top - «1000-ЛЕТИЕ РОССИИ * АЛЕКСАНДР НЕВСКИЙ" (THE MILLENIUM OF RUSSIA * ALEXANDER THE NEVSKY), at the bottom - "ОРДЕН СВ. АЛЕКСАНДРА НЕВСКОГО" (THE ORDER OF ST. ALEXADER THE NEVSKY).

Authors

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptors: A.V. Baklanov, A.A. Dolgopolova
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 240 corrugations

Alexander the Nevsky (1220-1263), a Novgorod prince, was an outstanding Russian military commander, statesman, political leader and diplomat. He was born in Pereslavl-Zelessky and all his wide-ranging activities are linked with one of the most difficult periods of Russian history. The north-eastern and southern part of Russia languished under the Tatar-Mongol yoke, while the north-west of Russia was attacked by the German and Swedish knights. Alexander the Nevsky led the struggle against the foreign invaders and his troops defeated the Swedish army on the River Neva in 1240 and the German knights on Lake Chudskoye in 1242. In 1252 he became the Grand Duke of Vladimir. Alexander the Nevsky died on November 15, 1263, in Gorodets, a town on the Volga. He was canonised by the Russian Orthodox Church.

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