The 115th Anniversary of the Birth of P.P. Bazhov

The 115th Anniversary of the Birth of P.P. Bazhov

The 115th Anniversary of the Birth of P.P. Bazhov

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0001

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Date of issue: 18.01.1994
Denomination: 2 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 500/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 33,00 (±0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40 (±0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: the two-headed eagle (designed by I.Bilibin), the letters under it indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «ДВА РУБЛЯ 1994 г.» (TWO RUBLES 1994), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: a portrait of P.P. Bazhov with an opened book and some characters from his tales, to the left - a deer, to the right from top to bottom - swans, forest-covered mountains and a woman's head in the traditional Russian head-dress kokoshnik (the Mistress of the Copper Mount against the background of the Ural Mountains), and a lizard. The inscriptions along the rim: to the left - "П.П. БАЖОВ" (P.P. BAZHOV), to the right - the dates "1879-1950".

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

Pavel Petrovich Bazhov (January 27 (15), 1879-December 3, 1950) - a Russian writer who used Ural folklore myths and characters in his tales collected in the books "The Malachite Box", "The Stone Key" and "Tales about Germans". He also wrote the autobiographical story "The Green Locust", a book of memoirs entitled "Far Away and Near" and essays.