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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: 25 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 155.50
Diameter, mm: 60,00(±0,50)
Thickness, mm: 6,60 (±0,50)
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: "ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TWENTY FIVE 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 Cathedral Hill of the City of Smolensk crowned by the Assumption Cathedral, at the foot of the hill in the background of churches - the image of the coat of arms of the City of Smolensk, to the left below - inscriptions in two lines: "1150 лет" (1150 years) and "СМОЛЕНСК", (SMOLENSK), to the left above on the mirror field - the picture of the Smolensk icon of Mother of God, to the right - 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.

The artist: A.D. Schablykin.
The sculptor: E.A. Tolzin.
Mint: Moscow Mint (МMД).
The edge: 252 corrugations.