100th Anniversary of the Birth of V.P. Chkalov

100th Anniversary of the Birth of V.P. Chkalov

100th Anniversary of the Birth of V.P. Chkalov

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0055

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Date of issue: 02.02.2004
Denomination: 2 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 33,00 (0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40 (0,20)
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 alongthe rim: at the top ߻ (TWO RUBLES), at the bottom the year of issue 2004, the letters tothe left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to theright the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: to the left, against the background of the non-stop flight route Moscow the North Pole Vancouver (USA) the airplane and inscriptions in two lines: at the top л (USA VANCOUVER), at the bottom (MOSCOW USSR), to the right a portrait of V.P.Chkalov and the dates in twolines 1904-1938, the inscription at the bottom alongthe rim ..» (V.P.CHKALOV).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptors: E.A. Tolzyn..
Moscow Mint (M).
The edge: 195 corrugations

Valery Pavlovich Chkalov (b.1904 d.1938) test pilot, the Hero of Soviet Union (1936), who developed some new stunts. In 1936-1937 he completed non stop flights from Moscow to Island Udd (nowIsland Chkalov in the Far East), and from Moscow to Vancouver (USA) via the North Pole both with the team consisting of G.F.Baydukov and A.V.Belyakov. Chkalov was gone by testing a new fighter.

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