Bicentenary of Russia's Victory in the Patriotic War of 1812

Bicentenary of Russia's Victory in the Patriotic War of 1812

Bicentenary of Russia's Victory in the Patriotic War of 1812

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Date of issue: 26.11.2012
Denomination: 500 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 5000.00
Diameter, mm: 150,00 (+0,80) (-0,40)
Thickness, mm: 32,70 (+0,50) (- 0,90)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the centre - the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it - the semicircular in-scription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ПЯТЬСОТ РУБЛЕЙ" (FIVE HUNDREDS RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal, its fineness and the fine metal content, in the centre - the year of issue "2012 г." (2012), to the right - ordinary number sign of the coin "№____" and the mint trade mark, at the rim on vertical and horizontal axes of the disc - four ornamental fragments connected by two concentric lines.

The reverse: on the mirror field of the disc - a scene of Battle of Borodino: to the left and below - relief and contour images of advancing Napoleonic troops, in the centre - a trench with defending soldiers in it, behind them to the right and above - relief and contour depictions of the troops of Russian army, in the back-ground to the left - a church, to the right - a redoubt. On the top at the rim - the image of Mother of God of Smolensk, below - a shako over crossed weapon, standards and army accouterments, under them - the inscription along the rim: "ОТЕЧЕСТВЕННАЯ ВОЙНА 1812 ГОДА" (THE PATRI-OTIC WAR OF 1812).

The artist: A.A. Brynza (obverse), S.V. Sutyagin (reverse).
The sculptor: Computer simulation (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 390 corrugations