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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: 5111-0068

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Date of issue: 18.03.1999
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39,00 (0,30)
Thickness, mm: 3,30 (0,35)
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 ߻ (THREE 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 picture of A.S.Pushkin holding a writing book and a goose quill in his hands, in the background to the right personages of his works of literature (The Negro of Peter the Great, Boris Godunov), two woman's profiles (drawn by Pushkin), contours of window openings and cupolas of a church,to the left the Onegin's bench in Trigorskoye and a horseman (drawn by Pushkin), lower a manuscript. The inscription at the bottom: ͻ (ALEXANDR PUSHKIN) and the dates 1799 1837.

The artist: A.V.Baklanov
The sculptors: A.V.Baklanov, S.A.Kornilov
Moscow Mint ()
The edge: 300 corrugations

During his banishment to Mikhailovskoye, in the Pskov province, from 1824 till 1826 the poet created the main chapters of the novel in verse Evgeny Onegin, cycles of some love lyric and the tragedy Boris Godunov which had became a decisive moment of his creative evolution.