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The 150th Anniversary of Founding of the Main Company of Russian Railways

The 150th Anniversary of Founding of the Main Company of Russian Railways

The 150th Anniversary of Founding of the Main Company of Russian Railways

Catalogue Number: 5115-0043

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Date of issue: 29.06.2007
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 Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim on top: ɻ (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), below: to the left indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre the year of issue 2007 . (2007), to the right the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: to the left from top downwards, in puff clouds outlines of cities with inscriptions on the ribbons: -û (SAINT PETERSBURG), (WARSAW), (MOSCOW), below a steam engine, running along the railbed, to the right above the portrait of A.L. STIEGLITZ with the inscription under it: .. ֻ (A.L. STIEGLITZ), lower the outline of a city with the inscription on the ribbon: Ļ (NIZHNY NOVGOROD); the inscription along the rim on the matted stripe: 150 û (THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDATION OF THE MAIN COMPANY OF RUSSIAN RAILWAYS).

The artist: S.A. Kozlov
The sculptor: S.A. Kornilov
Saint Petersburg Mint ().
The edge: 252 corrugations.

The Main Company of Russian Railways was founded on the initiative of the Russian manufacturer and financier A.L. Stieglitz on January 28, 1857 with the aim of building the railways net spreading to about 4000 versts (4240 km). It passed through 26 provinces, connecting Saint Petersburg, Warsaw, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, main navigable rivers and two ports on the Black and the Baltic seas.