in the center - the emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin), under it to the right - the mint trademark. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ РУБЛЕЙ 1993 г.» (FIFTY RUBLES 1993), at the bottom — "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA).
a Himalayan bear, the inscriptions along the rim separated by two dots: at the top - "КРАСНАЯ КНИГА" (THE RED DATA BOOK), at the bottom - "ГИМАЛАЙСКИЙ МЕДВЕДЬ" (THE HIMALAYAN BEAR).
The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor:A.A. Dolgopolova
Leningrad Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: broken serration with a 3-mm step
The Himalaan, or white-chested bear - a rare species of bears, whose number in Russia is declining. It is found in the broad-leaved and cedar forests and river valleys and on the mountain slopes in the Khabarovsk and Maritime Territories. The Himalaan bear is protected in the Lazovsky, Sikhote-Alinsky, Ussuriisky and other preserves.