The 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet

The 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet

The 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet

Series: The 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet

Catalogue Number: 5111-0044

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Date of issue: 18.10.1996
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: the two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top 3 1996 . (3 RUBLES 1996), at the bottom Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content.

The reverse: to the left - the icebreaker Yermak; to the right - a portrait of Admiral Stepan Makarov with the inscription under it - " .. " (S. O. MAKAROV). The inscriptions along the rim: at the top on a ribbon - "300- " (THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN FLEET), at the bottom - " "" (THE ICEBREAKER "YERMAK").

The artist: A.V.Baklanov
The sculptor: N.A. Nosov
Moscow Mint ()
The edge: 300 corrugations

Built under the direction of Admiral Stepan Makarov, the Yermak was the world's first icebreaker capable of breaking through heavy ice. In 1899 it made its first voyage to the Arctic, in 1918 it took part in the winter expedition of the Baltic fleet, in 1938 it participated in the evacuation of the Polar station Severny Polyus-1 and in 1941-1945 it led ships through the ice in the Baltic Sea.