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The 200th Anniversary of the First Russian National Library, St. Petersburg

The 200th Anniversary of the First Russian National Library, St. Petersburg

The 200th Anniversary of the First Russian National Library, St. Petersburg

Series: Architectural Monuments of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5111-0029

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Date of issue: 14.09.1995
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
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 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 3 1995 . (3 RUBLES 1995), at the bottom Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: a view of the Russian National Library building and a scroll, a book, a goose-quill and a garland of leaves with ribbons, the inscriptions along the rim: at the top - " " (THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY), at the bottom - " 1795 . -" (FOUNDED IN 1795. ST. PETERSBURG).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptors: D.Y. Perepelkin, A.V. Baklanov
St. Petersburg Mint ()
The edge: 300 corrugations

The Russian National Library (formerly the Imperial Public Library) was founded on May 16, 1795, as the first public library in the country. One of the world's largest libraries, it keeps more than 31 million books.