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125th Anniversary of the Birth of N.K.Rerikh

125th Anniversary of the Birth of N.K.Rerikh

125th Anniversary of the Birth of N.K.Rerikh

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0030

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Date of issue: 05.10.1999
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
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 ߻ (TWO 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: the fragment of the N.K.Rerikh`s painting with its title at the bottom in two lines: Ż (THE HUMAN ACTS), at the top to the right the portrait of the painter, under it the inscription in two lines: ջ(NIKOLAI RERIKH), to the right from the portrait the dates in two lines 1874 1947.

The artist: A.V.Baklanov
The sculptor: A.S.Kunats
St.Petersburg Mint ()
The edge:195 corrugations

Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh (b.September 27 [October 9 New Style]1874 d.December 13, 1947) Russian painter, archeologist, traveler, writer, Full Member of St.Petersburg`s Academy of Sciences (1909), member of Association World of Artand initiator of the movement for protecting the culture monuments, founder of the Himalayan Research Institute Urusvati in Naggar, India (1929 1942).To protect culture values the International Rerikh Pact had been concluded in 1954.