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: 5115-0009

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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: a view of a fortress and sailing-ships during the Battle of Sinop, to the left above them - a portrait of Admiral Pavel Nakhimov, under it - the semicircular inscription " .. " (P. S. NAKHIMOV). The inscriptions along the rim: at the top on a ribbon - "300- " (THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN FLEET), at the bottom - " - 1853 ." (THE SINOP SEA BATTLE - 1853).

The artist: A.V.Baklanov
The sculptor: A.A.Dolgopolova
St.Petersburg Mint ()
The edge: 252 corrugation

During the Crimean War the last battle of the sailing-fleet era occurred. It took place on November 18 to 30, 1853, in the Bay of Sinop where the Russian squadron commanded by Admiral Pavel Nakhimov defeated the Turkish squadron, giving the Russian navy control over the Black Sea.