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Writer V.V. Bianki – 125th Anniversary of his Birth (11.02.1894)

Series:Outstanding Personalities of Russia
Date of Issue
09/01/2019
Catalogue number
5110-0157
Outstanding Personalities of Russia
Date of Issue
09/01/2019
Catalogue number
5110-0157
Denomination
2 rubles
Quality
Proof
Metal, fineness
Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g
17.00 (± 0.18)
Fine metal content not less than, g
15.55
Diameter, mm
33.00 (± 0.20)
Thickness, mm
2.40 (± 0.20)
Mintage, pcs
3,000

Obverse

the mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin "2 РУБЛЯ" (2 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2019 г." (2019).

Reverse

the mirror field of the disc bears a relief portrait of Vitaly Bianki surrounded by characters of his stories against the background of a forest; on the left, the writer’s life years – ‘1894’ and ‘1959’ – are placed in two lines with trees in the background; below along the rim there is an inscription: ‘В. БИАНКИ’ (V. Bianki).

Authors

The artists: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), S.A. Kozlov (reverse).
The sculptor: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse, reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 195 corrugations.

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Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Writer V.V. Bianki – 125th Anniversary of his Birth (11.02.1894)

Catalogue number: 5110-0157

Vitaly Valentinovich Bianki (1894-1959) was a Soviet writer and author of popular children's books on nature. He expressed interest in nature from early childhood. Since 1923, when his first works were published, he wrote over 300 stories, fairy tales, short novels and essays dedicated to describing wildlife, such as ‘The first hunt’, ‘Who sings with what’, ‘Ant hurries home’, ‘Orange neck’, ‘Whose nose is better?’, ‘Whose feet are these?’, ‘Pik the little mouse’ and many others. His book ‘Forest newspaper for every year’ is considered one of his most remarkable works. It contains 12 chapters – one for each month – and represents a ‘calendar’ of forest life. The first edition of the ‘Forest newspaper’ was published in 1928. During the author’s lifetime, several editions of the book came out, each time with new information.

Bianki’s works were published in dozens of millions of copies and translated into numerous languages.

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