200th Anniversary of the Birth of A.S.Pushkin

200th Anniversary of the Birth of A.S.Pushkin

200th Anniversary of the Birth of A.S.Pushkin

Series: 200th Anniversary of the Birth of A.S.Pushkin

Catalogue Number: 5217-0023

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Date of issue: 18.03.1999
Denomination: 100 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 30,00 (-0,25)
Thickness, mm: 1,70 (0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the center the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two headed eagle designed by I.Bilibin, lower the semicircular inscription Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top ɻ (HUNDRED RUBLES), at the bottom 1999, 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: to the left the portrait of A.S.Pushkin, to the right and under it fairy tale personages of the poem Ruslan and Ludmila (an oak on the curved seashore .., a trained cat, Ruslan and the living head), the cockerel from a high finial from the tale About the Golden Cockerel, lower an old man with a fish in the seine from the tale About the Fisherman and the Fish. The inscription at the bottom ͻ (ALEXANDR PUSHKIN) and the dates 1799 1837.

The artist: A.V.Baklanov
The sculptor: A.V.Baklanov
Moscow Mint ()
The edge: 240 corrugations

A.S.Pushkin lived in the period when a verbal tale had prospered. He interested in the folk arts and created the new literary genre:the tale poem in which live fantastic bogatyrs (warriors in ancient Russia)and mermaids, formidable knights and magician, devils and Baba Yaga (a witch in Russian folk tales). The good is in the center of the fairy tale beauty and gains always victory over the evil.