100 th Anniversary of Vittes Emission Law

100 th Anniversary of Vittes Emission Law

Series: 100 th Anniversary of Vittes Emission Law

Catalogue Number: 5217-0020

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Date of issue: 29.08.1997
Denomination: 100 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 30,00 (-0,25)
Thickness, mm: 1,50 (0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: the two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top 100 1997 . (100 RUBLES 1997), at the bottom Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the fine metal content and the mint trademark.

The reverse: the portrait of S.Y. Vitte, to the left a scroll with the three-line inscription 1897 . (THE 1897 EMISSION LAW), below a 100-rubles banknote of the State Bank of Russia issued in 1898 and two coins, at the bottom Vittes facsimile signature.

The artists: A.A. Kolodkin, A.V. Kudin
The sculptor: V.M. Kharlamov
Moscow Mint ()
The edge: 240 corrugations

The 1895-1897 currency reform carried out by Sergei Yulievich Vitte (1849-1915) put the gold currency into circulation, and enhanced domestic and foreign exchange rate of the ruble. The gold coin became the main means of payment. The paper money was also in circulation and was freely exchanged for gold at a fixed rate.