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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: 5115-0008

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Date of issue: 18.10.1996
Denomination: 25 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 155.50
Diameter, mm: 60,00 (0,50)
Thickness, mm: 6,80 (0,50)
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 25 1996 . (25 RUBLES 1996), at the bottom Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the fine metal content and the mint trademark.

The reverse: sailing-ships in the Battle of Gangut; to the left above them - a portrait of Admiral-General Fedor Apraksin and the semicircular inscription under it - ".. " (F. M. APRAKSIN). The inscriptions along the rim: at the top on a ribbon - "300- " (THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN FLEET), at the bottom - " - 1744 ." (THE GANGUT SEA BEATLE 1714).

The artist: A.V.Baklanov
The sculptor: L.S. Kamshilov
Moscow Mint ()
The edge: 252 corrugations

During the Northern War the vanguard of the Russian galley fleet commanded by Peter the Great defeated the Swedish squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral N. Erenskjold and seized all the 10 enemy ships. The battle took place off the Gangut (Hanko) peninsula from July 27 to August 7, 1714. It was the first major victory won by the Russian navy.