Barque Sedov

Barque Sedov

Catalogue Number: 5117-0018

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Date of issue: 22.02.2001
Denomination: 100 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 1000.00
Diameter, mm: 100,00 (0,80)
Thickness, mm: 15,0 (0,60)
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 ɻ (ONE HUNDRED RUBLES), 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 the swimming barque Sedov, to the left a symbolic designation of the parts of the world, to the right the portrait of the Russian polar explorer G.Y. Sedov in an oval with the semicircular inscription .. » (G.Y. SEDOV), at the bottom the inscription on a ribbon: » (BARQUE SEDOV).

The artist: V.M. Yerokhin.
The sculptors: A.S. Khazov, V.M. Yerokhin.
Moscow Mint (M).
The edge: 360 corrugations.

The barque, built in shipyard Kiel (Germany) in 1921, was first named Magdalena Vinnen. Originally it was used to carry out cargoes between ports of Europe and South America, Australia, South Eastern Asia and Oceania. In 1936 the barque was sold to the shipping company Norddeutsche Lloyd, was then renamed in Commodor Jensen and had been equipped to accommodate 70 training persons. Since that time it was used as a training vessel for cadets of specialized navy schools and for carrying out cargoes as well. In 1945 the ship passed in to the hands of the Soviet Union under German reparation payments. The barque was named the Sedov after a polar explorer G.Ya. Sedov (1877-1914), and re-equipped to accommodate 164 cadets. The Sedov has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest sailing ship in the world.