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The 450th Anniversary of the Birthday of Galileo Galilei

The 450th Anniversary of the Birthday of Galileo Galilei

The 450th Anniversary of the Birthday of Galileo Galilei

Catalogue Number: 5115-0101

20 000 rub.

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Date of issue: 15.09.2014
Denomination: 25 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 155.50
Diameter, mm: 60,00 (±0,50)
Thickness, mm: 6,60 (±0,50)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the centre – the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it – the semicircular inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim – on top: "ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), below: to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre – the year of issue "2014 г." (2014), to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: in the lower part of the disc – the relief portrait of Galileo Galilei at the celestial globe with a telescope in his hand, in the second plan, against a background of starry sky and the diagram of the Heliocentric System – figures of three scholars and the inscription along the rim: "ГАЛИЛЕО ГАЛИЛЕЙ" (GALILEO GALILEI), to the left – the relief image of the Falling Tower of Pisa, to the right – of a celestial body.

The artist: A.D. Schablykin.
The sculptor: F.S. Andronov.
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 252 corrugations.