The International Arctic Year

The International Arctic Year

The International Arctic Year

Catalogue Number: 5220-0005

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Date of issue: 09.01.2007
Denomination: 1000 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 155.50
Diameter, mm: 50,00 (-0,40)
Thickness, mm: 5,70 (0,35)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: in the centre the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it the semicircular inscription Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim on top: ɻ (ONE THOUSAND RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue 2007 . (2007), to the right the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: in the centre the icebreaker Lenin laying the way through ice, behind it a transport ship. The inscription on top along the rim divided by a stylized map of the Arctic area: Ļ (THE INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC YEAR).

The artists: A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia,
A.D. Schablykin, E.V. Kramskaya.
The sculptor: I.I. Kopytkin
Moscow Mint ().
The edge: 210 corrugations.

The icebreaker Lenin, the first nuclear-powered civil vessel in the world, intended to lay ways for transport ships through the Northern Sea Route and also for expeditionary navigation in Arctic regions, was launched on December 5, 1957.