300th Anniversary of the Monetary Reform of Peter I

300th Anniversary of the Monetary Reform of Peter I

300th Anniversary of the Monetary Reform of Peter I

Catalogue Number: 5611-0001

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Date of issue: 03.08.2004
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver gold, 900/1000 900/1000
Total weight, G: 31.1/1.55
Diameter, mm: 39,00 (0,30)
Thickness, mm: 3,30(0,35)
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 ߻ (THREE RUBLES), at the bottom the year of issue 2004, 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: the inscription along the rim: 300- λ (300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MONETARY REFORM OF PETER THE FIRST), at the bottom a monogram compiled of the Latin letter P repeated in the glassy reflection. In the centre of the disc, on the matted silver surface a non-through gold insert reproducing the relief images of the Kopeck of the 1704 year of issue: to the left, on its reverse a horseman holding a spear, lower the indication of the metal sign, the fineness:Au 900 and the fine metal content: 1,55, the inscription along the rim: () ׻ (TSAR AND GREAT PRINCE PETER ALEXEYEVICH); to the right, on its obverse the inscription in two lines (KOPECK) and the date 1704 denoted with Slavic letters, the inscription along the rim: ֻ (AUTOCRAT OF ALL RUSSIA).

The artiat: A.V. Baklanov.
The Sculptor: I.S. Komshilov.
St. Peterburg Mint ().
The edge: 300 corrugations.

The reform of Peter I, carried out in 1698-1704, removed Russian monetary system to be numbered among the most advanced one in Europe. It provided convenient means of payment by way of silverand copper coins the nominal prices of which were based on decimal system.