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100th Anniversary of the Birth of D.D. Shostakovich

100th Anniversary of the Birth of D.D. Shostakovich

100th Anniversary of the Birth of D.D. Shostakovich

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0076

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Date of issue: 01.09.2006
Denomination: 2 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 15,55
Diameter, mm: 33,00 ( 0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40 (0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

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 ߻ (TWO 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: the image of composer sitting at the grand piano and hammering away the score. The inscription at the bottom in two lines: . ׻ (D. SHOSTAKOVICH) and the dates 1906-1975, in the background outlines of the Peter and Paul Fortress buildings reflecting in the water.

The artists: V.M. Yerokhin, V.N. Cheremkhina.
The sculptor: I.M. Khamrayev.
Moscow Mint (M).
The edge: 195 corrugations.

Dimitry Dimitriyevich Shostakovich (1906-1975) Russian composer whose symphonic works, operas The Nose, Catherine Izmaylova (The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District), the ballets The Age of Gold, The Bolt, the music for dramatic spectacles and movies are the classic of the world musical culture of the XXth century.