Scorpio

Scorpio



Scorpio

Series: Signs of the Zodiac

Catalogue Number: 5215-0031

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Date of issue: 01.07.2005
Denomination: 25 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 3.11
Diameter, mm: 16,00(0,12)
Thickness, mm: 1,30 (0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the centre the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower the semicircular inscription Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top ɻ (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), at the bottom the year of issue 2005, 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: the image of a scorpion against the background of stars, stylized twigs of plants and the sign of the Scorpio Zodiac constellation.

The artist: S.A. Kozlov.
The sculptor: A.V. Chernousov.
Moscow Mint ()..
The edge: 111 corrugations

The Scorpio constellation situated in the Northern hemisphere contains 162 stars visible with the naked eye.

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