The Brown Bear

The Brown Bear

The Brown Bear

Series: Protect our world

Catalogue Number: 5219-0001

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Date of issue: 02.12.1993
Denomination: 200 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 33,00 (-0,30)
Thickness, mm: 2,25 (+0,25)
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 — «200 РУБЛЕЙ 1993 г.» (200 RUBLES 1993), at the bottom — "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: a brown she-bear with three cubs against the background of fir-trees and grass, at the top to the left - a wooden cabin, to the right - an owl sitting on a twig, the inscription the bottom along at the rim: "СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР" (PROTECT OUR WORLD).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The culptor: A.A. Dolgopolova
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 252 corrugations

This series of five coins made of precious metals is dedicated to the brown bear. Brown bears are found in the Caucasus, on the Kamchatka peninsular, in Siberia and in the Maritime Territory of the Far East. A brown bear may be 2.5 metres long and weighs more than 300 kilograms. It is an omnivorous animal whose population is declining.

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