The Millennium of Belgorod

The Millennium of Belgorod

The Millennium of Belgorod

Series: Architectural Monuments of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5111-0024

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Date of issue: 16.05.1995
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
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 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 — «3 РУБЛЯ 1995 г.» (3 RUBLES 1995), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: a view of the ancient Belgorod fortress, over it - the city's coat of arms, to the left - an ornament, to the right - a scroll with a seal and an inscription, the inscription at the top along the rim - "БЕЛГОРОД" (BELGOROD), below - the inscription in three lines - "1000 ЛЕТ СО ДНЯ ОСНОВАНИЯ" (1000TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDATION).

The artist:A.A. Kolodkin
The sculptors: V.I. Zaslavsky, A.S. Khazov
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 300 corrugations

Belgorod - an ancient Russian town, was founded by Grand Duke Vladimir Svyatoslavich in the late Xth century as a defence outpost against the Petchenegs.