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The 450th Anniversary of the Birthday of Galileo Galilei (special edition)

The 450th Anniversary of the Birthday of Galileo Galilei (special edition)



The 450th Anniversary of the Birthday of Galileo Galilei (special edition)



Catalogue Number: 5115-0102

199 000 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 blue colored starry sky and the diagram of the Heliocentric System, made by use of techniques of partial gilding and inserting of crystals, – 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.