Series: The Window into Europe

Catalogue Number: 5220-0003

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Date of issue: 31.01.2003
Denomination: 1000 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 155.50
Diameter, mm: 50,00 (±0,40)
Thickness, mm: 5,70 (±0,35)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: in the centre - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower - the semicircular inscription - "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top - "ТЫСЯЧА РУБЛЕЙ" (ONE THOUSAND RUBLES), at the bottom - the year of issue "2003", the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: to the left, in the frame of a stylized window-arch - the view of a fortress and ship masts, above them - clouds of smoke after gun shoots, in the foreground - a floating cask, a boat under sail, to the right - coastal defences and a floating cask, in the background - a sailing ship. The inscription on a ribbon at the top along the rim - "КРОНШТАДТ" (KRONSTADT).

The artist: A.V.Baklanov.
The sculptor: A.S. Khazov.
Moscow Mint (ММД).
The edge: 210 corrugations.

Kronstadt (up to 1723 Kronshlot) was founded in 1703 by Peter I on the Kotlin Island in the Finnish Gulf as a fortress to defend Saint Petersburg from the seaside.

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