Amur Tiger

Amur Tiger

Amur Tiger

Series: Protect our world

Catalogue Number: 5111-0046

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Date of issue: 10.12.1996
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
Description

The obverse: the two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «3 РУБЛЯ 1996 г.» (3 RUBLES 1996), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content.

The reverse: an Amur tiger standing near a fallen tree, in the background - two deers standing near a pond at the foot of a cliff overgrown with firs, above - a cedar branch. The inscription along the rim - "СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР" (PROTECT OUR WORLD).

The artists: L.A. Vitte, A.A. Kolodkin
The sculptor: I.S. Komshilov
St.Petersburg Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: 300 corrugations

The Amur tiger is now found in the Maritime Territory of the Far East, while in the past its permanent habitat extended as far as the left bank of the River Amur. It is entered into the Red Book of the International Union for the Protection of Nature and Natural Resources. Hunting the Amur tiger has been banned in Russia since 1947.

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