The 150th Anniversary of the Moscow Zoo

The 150th Anniversary of the Moscow Zoo

The 150th Anniversary of the Moscow Zoo

Catalogue Number: 5111-0273

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Date of issue: 10.01.2014
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 "2014 г." (2014), to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: in the centre of the disc on the mirror section – the relief image of the Pallas’ cat – the symbol of the Moscow Zoo, under it – the semicircular inscription: "МОСКОВСКИЙ ЗООПАРК" (MOSCOW ZOO), to the right – the inscription in two lines: "150 ЛЕТ" (150 YEARS), in the background – the main entrance to the zoo, on the wide matted stripe along the rim – contour image of some birds and animals of the Moscow Zoo.

The artist: A.A. Brynza.
The sculptor: F.S. Andronov.
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД).
The edge: 300 corrugations.