The sloop "Nadezhda"

The sloop "Nadezhda"

The sloop "Nadezhda"

Series: The First Russian Voyage Around the World

Catalogue Number: 5415-0004

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Date of issue: 28.04.1993
Denomination: 25 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: palladium, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 31,1
Diameter, mm: 37,00 (-0,30)
Thickness, mm: 2,70 (0,25)
Mintage, pcs: 2500
Proof: Proof

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 25 1993 . (25 RUBLES 1993), at the bottom " " (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: in the center - the sloop "Nadezhda", to the right - a patch of land with buildings, above - a portrait of Ivan Krusenstern. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top - " 1803-1806" (THE FIRST RUSSIAN VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD 1803-1806), at the bottom - " "" .." (THE SLOOP "NADEZHDA" I.F. KRUSENSTERN)

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: A.A. Dolgopolova
Leningrad Mint ()
The edge: 300 corrugations

The first Russian voyage around the globe took place in 1803-1806 with the purpose of establishing trade contacts with China and Japan and finding routes to ship cargoes to the Russian possessions in North America and the Far East. Putting out from Kronstadt, the "Nadezhda", commanded by Admiral Ivan Krusenstern (1770-1846), who led the expedition, and the "Neva", commanded by Captain Yuri Lisyansky (1773-1837), doubled Cape Horn and reached the northern Pacific. A part of the route the ships went by separate ways. Both travellers compiled detailed accounts of the voyage and atlases. They are immortalised in geographical names. The bold voyage was enthusiastically supported by Russia's State Chancellor Count Nikolai Rumyantsev.