The 125th Anniversary of the Birth of I.A. Bunin

The 125th Anniversary of the Birth of I.A. Bunin

The 125th Anniversary of the Birth of I.A. Bunin

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0012

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Date of issue: 10.10.1995
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: in the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (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 framed by a circle of dots: at the top — «ДВА РУБЛЯ 1995 г.» (TWO RUBLES 1995), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: a portrait of I.A. Bunin, to the left - a Russian church and birch twig, to the right - the Eiffel Tower and a rose lying on a manuscript, below - the writer's facsimile signature, at the top - two dates: to the left - "1870", to the right - "1953".

The artist: A.A. Kolodkin
The sculptors: V. I. Zaslavsky, A.S. Khazov
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 195 corrugations

Ivan Alexeyevich Bunin - a Russian writer, depicted the degradation of gentry's estates and the hard life of the Russian peasantry. In 1920 he emigrated from Russia. In 1933 he was awarded the Nobel Prize.