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200th Anniversary of the Birth of V.I. Dal

200th Anniversary of the Birth of V.I. Dal

200th Anniversary of the Birth of V.I. Dal

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0038

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Date of issue: 16.11.2001
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 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 2001, 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 a portrait of V.I. Dal, lover a goose-quill, to the right an opened book with an inscription in five lines on it: (THE EXPLANATORY DICTIONARY OF THE LIVING GREAT RUSSIAN LANGUAGE), lower a picture featuring three small figures: a balalaika player and two folk dancers, an the bottom a manuscript with the facsimile signature of the lexicographer and the dates in two lines 1801 1872.

The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptor: A.V. Baklanov.
Moscow Mint ().
The edge: 195 corrugations.

Vladimir Ivanovich Dal (b. November 10 [November 22 New Style] 1801 d. September 22 [October 4 New Style] 1872) Russian writer, lexicographer, ethnographer, corresponding Member of Petersburg Academy of Sciences. He created The Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language and the collecting book Proverbs of Russian People as well.