100 th Anniversary of the Russian Museum

100 th Anniversary of the Russian Museum

100 th Anniversary of the Russian Museum

Series: Architectural Monuments of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5111-0060

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Date of issue: 23.06.1998
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39,00 (0,30)
Thickness, mm: 3,30 (0,35)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: in the center the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two-headed eagle designed by I.Bilibin, lower the semicircular inscription Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top ߻ (THREE RUBLES), at the bottom 1998, 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 fragment (a head of an archangel) from a half-length icon by an unknown painter of the Novgorod Art School of end of the XIIth century. At the bottom the Stroganov Palace and the date 100 һ (100 YEARS), the inscription along the rim: ɻ (THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM).

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

The State Russian Museum (up to 1917 the Russian Museum of the Emperor Alexander III) was opened on March 7 (19) 1898 in the Mikhailovsky Palace. Today the architectural complex of the museum consists of the notable monuments of the Russian architecture of the XVIIIthXIXth centuries: the Mikhailovsky Palace (architect K. Rossi), the Stroganov Palace (architect B. Rastrelli), the Marble Palace (architect A. Rinaldi), the Engineering Castle (architects V.I.Bazhenov, V.Brenna). The museum is of the world importance. It possesses the largest and most complete collection of works of the national fine art, which contains about 400000 exhibits and covers all historical periods and trends representing the development of the Russian art within 1000 years, from the Xth to the XXth centuries.