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 bу а circle of dots and inscriptions, above - the denomination: "ДЕСЯТЬ ТЫСЯЧ РУБЛЕЙ" (TEN THOUSAND RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal, its fineness and the mint trade mark, in the centre – the уеаr of issue "2000 г." (2000), to the right - the fine metal content and the ordinal number sign of the coin №___.
a snow leopard with two cubs in the rocks, in the background to the left - two riders, to the right - a peasant's house, in the horizon - a floating bird and outlines of mountains. The inscription along the rim - "СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР" (PROTECT OUR WORLD).
The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: I.S.Komshilov
Moscow Mint (MМД)
The edge: 360 corrugations
The snow leopard (Uncia uncia Schreber) inhabits the Primorsky Territory in the Far East. His body and tail reach 130 cm and 105 cm in length accordingly. The snow leopard is under the threat of disappearance owing to the food reducing and to catching him for zoos (it also breeds in the need). The snow leopard is entered into the Red Data Book of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.