Sociologist and naturalist N.Y. Danilevsky – 200th Anniversary of his Birth
a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and a semicircular inscription above it along the rim: ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed with paired diamonds on both sides, under the coat of arms there are the chemical symbol of the metal and fineness on the left and 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 coin denomination: ‘2 РУБЛЯ’ (2 RUBLES), and the year of issue: ‘2022 г.’ (2022).
relief images of Nikolay Danilevsky’s portrait, an open book, and a grapevine and images of the southern coast of Crimea, a fishing schooner, and a lizard, laser-treated for matte finishing; the inscription ‘Н.Я. ДАНИЛЕВСКИЙ’
(N. Y. DANILEVSKY) and the years of his birth and death in two lines ‘1822’ and ‘1885’, cast in relief and framed with a relief image of sea foam.
Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), S.V. Sutyagin (reverse).
Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД).
Edge: 195 corrugations.
Nikolay Danilevsky (1822–1885) is a Russian philosopher, naturalist, and a member of the Russian Geographical Society (1858). In 1866, he was awarded the Constantine medal, the highest honour of this society. In the 1850-70s, Nikolay Danilevsky participated and led expeditions to assess the condition of the fishing industry in the European Russia. His most important works include Darwinism: Critical Research, and Russia and Europe: The Slavic World’s Political and Cultural Relations with the Germanic-Roman West.
The information has been provided by the All-Russian Non-governmental Organisation Russian Geographical Society.