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275th Anniversary of the First Russian University

275th Anniversary of the First Russian University

275th Anniversary of the First Russian University

Catalogue Number: 5111-0065

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Date of issue: 22.01.1999
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

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 portraits of scientists against the background of the University of St. Petersburg, under every of them the corresponding initials with the surname: ..ɻ (A.A.UKHTOMSKY), ..» (V.I.SMIRNOV), ..ʻ (V.A.FOCK), ..» (D.I.MENDELEYEV), at the bottom the emblem of the University. The inscriptions along the rim: - һ (THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT PETERSBURG) 1724 ӻ (FOUNDED IN 1724).

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

The First Russian University in Saint Petersburg, founded in 1724 by Peter the Great, is one of the biggest national and world centers of science and education. It has been disposing in the building of "The Twelve Departments" since 1819 (built by architect D.Trezzini in 1722-1742). Since the 60th of the XXth century the University has been representing the system of two educational and scientific complexes - Vassileostrovsky and Petrodvortsovy, including 10 scientific research institutes, about 200 chairs of different educational and scientific brunches, 3 scientific educational stations, two museums, the botanical garden, the scientific library, the publishing house. More than three thousand lecturers and scientific research workers are employed in the University. 17 thousand students study in 17 faculties. A cohort of splendid names, glorified the Russian and world science with remarkable discoveries, is connected with the St. Petersburg University: P.L.Tschebyshev, A.S.Popov, D.I.Mendeleyev, I.P.Pavlov, I.M.Sechenev, A.A.Shakhmatov, K.A.Timiryasev, N.N.Miklukho-Maklay, I.S.Turgenev, A.A.Blok, V.D.Polenov, M.A.Vrubel, M.I.Glinka, A.K.Glasunov.