The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

Series: Russia in the UNESCO World Culture and Nature Heritage

Catalogue Number: 5216-0061

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Date of issue: 01.08.2006
Denomination: 50 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 22,60 (-0,15)
Thickness, mm: 1,30 (0,15)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
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 Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top ɻ (FIFTY RUBLES), at the bottom the year of issue 2006, 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: against the background of Moscows outlines: to the left the Tsar Bell, to the right the Tsar Cannon. The inscription on the matted field at the top along the rim ܻ (THE MOSCOW KREMLIN AND RED SQUARE), at the bottom stylized image of the fortress wall, towers and church cupolas.

The artist: A.D. Schablykin.
The sculptor: S.V. Yerokhina.
Moscow Mint (M).
The edge: 134 corrugations.

The Tsar Bell, cast in 1733-1735 by craftsmen Ivan Motorin and his son Michael, and the Tsar Cannon, cast in 1586 by craftsman Andrew Chokhov, are the monuments of the Russian casting art exhibited in the Moscow Kremlin.