The 1150th Anniversary of Foundation of the City of Smolensk

The 1150th Anniversary of Foundation of the City of Smolensk

The 1150th Anniversary of Foundation of the City of Smolensk

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Date of issue: 07.05.2013
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
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 centre - the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it - the semicircular inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ТРИ РУБЛЯ" (THREE RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2013 г." (2013), to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: in the centre of the disc on the mirror field - the relief image of the Saints Peter and Paul Church, to the left the Saint Great (Woman) Martyr Varvara Church, over them to the left - the inscription in two lines: "1150 лет" (1150 years), to the right - the outlines of urban buildings, above at the rim - the image of mythical bird Gamayun with spread wings, to the left ant to the right at the rim - figures of an archangel and the warier Mercury, on the lower part of the disc - the inscription "СМОЛЕНСК" (SMOLENSK) against the background of a vegetable ornament.

The artist: A.D. Schablykin.
The sculptor: E.A. Yastrebova.
Mint: Moscow Mint (МMД).
The edge: 300 corrugations.