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The Bicentennial Anniversary of the Birthday of N.V. Gogol

The Bicentennial Anniversary of the Birthday of N.V. Gogol

The Bicentennial Anniversary of the Birthday of N.V. Gogol

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Date of issue: 02.03.2009
Denomination: 200 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 33,00 (±0,30)
Thickness, mm: 2,80 (±0,30)
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, under it - the semicircular inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ДВЕСТИ РУБЛЕЙ" (TWO HUNDRED RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2009 г." (2009), to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: to the left above - the tsarina on the throne, before here at foot-steps of the throne - a yang man with lady shoes in hands, to the right - two female figures and the male one similar to the writer's appearance, in the background - a small khutor with the church, huts and a well, below on the matted surface in the form of half-moon - the facsimile inscription of the writer: "Н.ГОГОЛЬ" (N. GOGOL) and dates: "1809-1852.

The artist: S.A. Kozlov.
The sculptor: E.I. Novikova.
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 252 corrugations.

In the story "The Christmas Eve Night" N.V. Gogol showed the beauty and frankness of the people's life, strength and purity of feelings.