150th Anniversary of Founding the State Tretyakov Gallery

150th Anniversary of Founding the State Tretyakov Gallery

150th Anniversary of Founding the State Tretyakov Gallery

Catalogue Number: 5615-0002

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Date of issue: 02.10.2006
Denomination: 25 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver gold, 900/1000 999/1000
Total weight, G: 155.5/4.66
Diameter, mm: 60,00 (0,30)
Thickness, mm: 6,80 (0,50)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the centre the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower the semicircular inscription Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top ɻ (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), at the bottom the year of issue 2006, the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: in the lower part of the silver disc a gold rectangular insert featuring the facade of the main building of the Tretyakov Gallery, at the bottom on the nsert the indications: to the left the metal sign and the fineness Au 900, to the right the fine metal content: 4,66; in the middle and upper parts of the disc painting fragmens framed by the proof line: to the left Misalliance painted by V.V. Pukirev, above it the icon Our Lady of Vladimir (beginning of the XIIth century), to the right Lacemaker (the artist V.A. Tropinin), at the top The Bogatyrs (Knights) painted by V.M. Vasnetsov. The inscription at the bottom along the rim ߻ (THE STATE TRETYAKOV GALLERY).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia.
The sculptor: A.A. Dolgopolova.
St. Petersburg Mint ().
The edge: 252 corrugations.

The State Tretyakov Gallery, founded by Pavel Tretyakov in Moscow in 1856 as a public museum, is the biggest museum of the Russian art. The facade of the main building erected during 1902 and 1904 (designed by the artist V.M. Vasnetsov), became the emblem of the Tretyakov Gallery.