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The 225th Anniversary of the Bolshoi Theater

The 225th Anniversary of the Bolshoi Theater

The 225th Anniversary of the Bolshoi Theater

Catalogue Number: 5117-0020

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Date of issue: 29.05.2001
Denomination: 100 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 1000.00
Diameter, mm: 100,00 (0,80)
Thickness, mm: 15,00 (0,60)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the center the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower the semicircular inscription Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top ɻ (ONE HUNDRED RUBLES), at the bottom the year of issue 2001, the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: a scene from the third act of the S.S. Prokofievs opera The Gambler, over it the building of the Bolshoi Theater and the date 225, the inscriptions along the rim: at the top л (BOLSHOI THEATER), at the bottom ʻ (THE GAMBLER).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptor: A.S. Kunats.
St. Petersburg Mint ().
The edge: 360 corrugations.

The S.S. Prokofievs opera The Gambler, created in 1916, with the libretto written by the author after the F.M. Dostoyevskys story of the same name was the very first of the seven operas from the great creative heritage of the composer.