850 th Anniversary of Moscow

850 th Anniversary of Moscow

850 th Anniversary of Moscow

Series: 850 th Anniversary of The Foundation of Moscow

Catalogue Number: 5109-0014

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Date of issue: 02.07.1997
Denomination: 1 ruble
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 25,00(±0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,20(±0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: the two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1997 г.» (ONE RUBLE 1997), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the fine metal content and the mint trademark.

The reverse: the picture of the Resurrection Gate on Red Square. Below - the inscription "МОСКВА" (MOSCOW), to the left - the Coat of Arms of Moscow and the figure "850".

The artists: A.V. Baklanov, A.A. Kolodkin.
The sculptor: V.M. Nikishchenko.
Moscow Mint (ММД).
The edge: 200 corrugations.

The Resurrection (Iverski) Gate was built in 1584, and rebuilt in 1680. A two-flight arch passage is crowned with two-story chambers. These chambers accommodated laboratories of the neighboring Mint until 1731, and the Printing house of the Moscow University in the 50th-80th of the XVIIIth century. In the 90th of the same century the Chapel of Iverskaya Virgin’s Icon was built for Iverskaya Virgin’s Icon (and gave the Gate the other name). The Gate was demolished in 1931 and restored by the Moscow government in 1994—1995.

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