Altai Mountain Ram

Altai Mountain Ram

Altai Mountain Ram

Series: Red Data Book

Catalogue Number: 5109-0046

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Date of issue: 18.10.2001
Denomination: 1 ruble
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
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 center 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 ܻ (ONE RUBLE), at the bottom the year of issue 2001, 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: the picture of an Altai mountain ram. The inscription to the left along the rim: ͻ (THE ALTAI MOUNTAIN RAM).

The artist: A.S. Kunats.
The sculptor: E.V. Kramskaya.
St. Petersburg Mint ().
The edge: 252 corrugations.

The Altai mountain ram (Ovis ammon ammon Linnaeus) inhabits the mountains of the Southern Siberia, the Tuva and Altai regions. After the intensive hunting on the threshold of the XIXth XXth centuries it disappeared in the region behind Baikal and in the Western Altai. It is protected by the State.