The Hunter

The Hunter

Series: Geographical Series: The 1st Kamchatka Expedition

Catalogue Number: 5217-0031

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Date of issue: 30.05.2003
Denomination: 100 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 15,55
Diameter, mm: 30,00 (±0,35)
Thickness, mm: 1,70 (±0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 1500
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 - "СТО РУБЛЕЙ" (ONE HUNDRED 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: a Camchatka aboriginal on a shore holding a leister, bow, quiver with arrows and a fish, to the left and to the right from him - the dates on a ribbon "1725" "1730", to the right - a sailing ship against the background of outlines of mountains. The inscription along the rim - "1ая КАМЧАТСКАЯ ЭКСПЕДИЦИЯ" (THE 1st KAMCHATKA EXPEDITION).

The artist: A.V.Baklanov.
The sculptor: A.S. Kunats.
St. Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 240 corrugations.

The participants of the 1st Kamchatka Expedition (1725 - 1730) headed by navigator Vitus Bering sailed by "Saint Gabriel" sailing boat along the Kamchatka and Chukotka shores and reached the Arctic Sea via a strait dividing Asia and America, which was named later on after Bering. Vast geographical studies and for those days extremely precise cartographic works as well as investigations of life and manners of aborigines had been carried out during this expedition.

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