Lynx

Lynx

Lynx

Series: Protect our world

Catalogue Number: 5216-0014

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Date of issue: 14.02.1995
Denomination: 50 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 22,60 (-0,15)
Thickness, mm: 1,30 (±0,15)
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 — «50 РУБЛЕЙ 1995 г.» (50 RUBLES 1995), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: in the center - a lynx's head, at the top to the right - a capercailzie sitting on a bough and uttering its mating-call, below - a fir branch, the inscription at the top along the rim - "СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР" (PROTECT OUR WORLD).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: L.S. Kamshilov
St. Petersburg Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: 134 corrugations

The lynx - an animal of the cat family; it may be as long as 109 cm and have a tail up to 24 cm long. It is found in Eurasian and North American forests.

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