Amur Tiger

Amur Tiger

Amur Tiger

Series: Red Data Book

Catalogue Number: 5109-0001

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Date of issue: 29.09.1993
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 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 — «ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1993 г.» (ONE RUBLE 1993), at the bottom — "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: an Amur tiger with plants in the background, the inscription to the right along the rim - "АМУРСКИЙ ТИГР" (AMUR TIGER).

The artist: M.A. Sysa
The sculptor: I.S. Komshilov
Leningrad Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: 252 corrugations

The Amur tiger inhabits the Russian Far East and Maritime Territory. A near-extinct species, it has been included in the Red Book of the International Union for the Protection of Nature and Natural Resources. Hunting the Amur tiger has been banned in the territory of the former Soviet Union since 1947.

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