P.I. Tchaikovsky

P.I. Tchaikovsky

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Series: Russia's Contribution to World Culture

Catalogue Number: 5217-0006

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Date of issue: 13.12.1993
Denomination: 100 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 15,55
Diameter, mm: 30,00 (-0,25)
Thickness, mm: 1,70 (0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

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 at the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top "100 1993 ." (100 RUBLES 1993), at the bottom " " (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: P.I. Tchaikovsky against the background of a scene from the ballet "The Swan Lake", to the left - a lyre and laurel branch, the inscriptions along at the rim: at the top " " (RUSSIA AND WORLD CULTURE), at bottom - ".." (P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: N.A. Nosov
Moscow Mint ()
The edge: 240 corrugations

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1993) - a genius of Russian classical music, from 1866 to 1878 was a professor of the Moscow Conservatory. His operas ("Eugene Onegin", "Mazepa", "Cherevichki", "The Queen of Spades" and "Iolante"), ballets ("The Swan Lake", "The Sleeping Beauty" and "The Nutcracker"), symphonies, instrumental pieces and romances are considered the matchless masterpieces of world music.