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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: 5115-0010

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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 during the storming of the Corfu fortress, to the left above them - a portrait of Admiral Fedor Ushakov and under it - the semicircular inscription ".." (F. F. USHAKOV). The inscriptions along the rim: at the top on a ribbon - "300- " (THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN FLEET), at the bottom - " 1799 ." (THE STORMING OF THE CORFU FORTRESS. 1799).

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

During the Mediterranean campaign the Russian-Turkish squadron commanded by Admiral Fedor Ushakov on November 9, 1798, began the siege of the Corfu fortress (the Italian name of the 14th-18th-century Venetian fortress on Kerkira Island, seized by France in 1797). On February 19, 1799, the fortress surrendered. The tactics used by Admiral Ushakov's when taking the fortress by storm is a textbook example of successful co-ordination of actions between a landing force and ship-borne artillery.