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The Centenary of the A.S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow

The Centenary of the A.S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow

The Centenary of the A.S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow

Catalogue Number: 5111-0234

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Date of issue: 23.05.2012
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39,00 (±0,30)
Thickness, mm: 3,30 (±0,35)
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: "ТРИ РУБЛЯ" (THREE RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2012 г." (2012), to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: on the mirror surface of the central part of the coin disc - two columns which divide it in three apertures, in the right aperture - the colored fragment of P. Picasso's painting "Acrobat on a Ball", in the central aperture between the columns - the relief image of the main facade of the building of A.S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, in the left aperture - two Egyptian ancient sculptures of god's Amun priests Amenhotep and Rannaia, above on the matted surface of a wall resting upon the columns - the inscription: "100 ЛЕТ" (100 YEARS), under it - a palm twig, on bottom on the matted segment with a geometric ornament along its upper edge - the inscription in three lines: "ГОСУДАРСТВЕННЫЙ МУЗЕЙ ИЗОБРАЗИТЕЛЬНЫХ ИСКУССТВ ИМ. А.С. ПУШКИНА" (THE A.S. PUSHKIN STATE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS).

The artist: S.A. Kozlov.
The sculptor: A.N. Bessonov.
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 300 corrugations.