The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of A.S. Griboyedov

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of A.S. Griboyedov

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of A.S. Griboyedov

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0006

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Date of issue: 10.01.1995
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 A.S. Griboyedov, to the left - a candle, a goose-quill in an inkpot, an opened book and a laurel branch. The inscription at the bottom along the rim - «А.С. ГРИБОЕДОВ» (A. S. GRIBOYEDOV) and over it to the left - the date "1795" and to the right - the date "1829".

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

Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov (1795-1829) - a Russian playwright, poet and diplomat. His principal work is the brilliant comedy "Wit Works Woe", which played a great role in the development of the Russian realistic theatre. In 1821 Griboyedov was appointed ambassador to Persia where he was killed by nationalist fanatics.