The Centenary of the Birth of S.A. Yessenin

The Centenary of the Birth of S.A. Yessenin

The Centenary of the Birth of S.A. Yessenin

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0011

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Date of issue: 22.09.1995
Denomination: 2 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 500/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 33,00 (±0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40 (±0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two-headed eagle designed by I.Bilibin), the letters under it indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content. The inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top — «ДВА РУБЛЯ 1995 г.» (TWO RUBLES 1995), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: a portrait of S.A. Yessenin, to the left - a horse, to the right - a birch twig, below - an accordion, the inscription to the left along the rim - "СЕРГЕЙ ЕСЕНИН" (SERGEI YESSENIN), to the right below - the dates "1895" and "1925".

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptors: A.V. Baklanov, A.A. Dolgopolova
St. Petersburg Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: 195 corrugations

Sergei Alexsandrovich Yessenin (1895-1925) - a Russian poet famed for his verses imbued with passionate love of nature. A connoisseur of the vernacular and peasant way of life, Yesenin wrote poems many of which were used as lyrics to immensely popular songs.