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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: 5111-0045

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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: the aircraft-carrying cruiser " " (ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV), to the right - Admiral Nikolai Kuznetsov's portrait and the semicircular inscription ".. " (N. G. KUZNETSOV) under it. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top on a ribbon - "300- " (THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN FLEET), at the bottom - " " " (AIRCRAFT-CARRYING CRUISER "ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV").

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

Cruisers appeared as a class of ships in the 1860s and the first aircraft-carrier was built during the First World War. Deck aircraft and helicopters are the main striking force of these surface warships.