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50th Anniversary of the Establishing Diplomatic Relations with the PRC (People's Republic of China)

50th Anniversary of the Establishing Diplomatic Relations with the PRC (People's Republic of China)

50th Anniversary of the Establishing Diplomatic Relations with the PRC (People's Republic of China)

Catalogue Number: 5216-0026

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Date of issue: 30.09.1999
Denomination: 50 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 22,60 (-0,15)
Thickness, mm: 1,55 (0,15)
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 (FIFTY 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 elements of Moscow panorama with the views of the Moscow Kremlin, to the right the Tiananmen Gate (The Gate of the Sky Tranquillity) in Peking, at the top the rising sun, under it the inscription in two lines:50 һ (50 YEARS), at the bottom the inscription in four lines: л (ESTABLISHING DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE PRC).

The artists: A.V.Baklanov, A.D.Schablykin
The sculptor: I.S.Komshilov
Moscow Mint ()
The edge: 200 corrugations

On October 1, 1949 the formation of the People's Republic of China has been proclaimed in Peking from the tribune above the Tiananmen Gate in the presence of 300000 inhabitants of the capital. On the next day, on October 2, 1949, Moscow was the first who had declared the recognition of the PRC and the readiness to establish diplomatic relations.