Barque Krusenstern

Barque Krusenstern

Barque Krusenstern

Series: Barque Krusenstern

Catalogue Number: 5117-0011

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Date of issue: 23.10.1997
Denomination: 100 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 1000.00
Diameter, mm: 100,00 (0,80)
Thickness, mm: 15,00 (0,60)
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 - 100 1997 . (100 RUBLES 1997), at the bottom - Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate metal sign, alloy standard, fine metal content, and the mint trademark.

The reverse: the picture of the barque Krusenstern from its bow, on top to the right - the portrait of I.F. Krusenstern with the inscription along the rim .. ͻ (I.F. KRUSENSTERN). The inscription at the bottom on the ribbon: ͻ (THE BARQUE KRUSENSTERN).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: A.A. Dolgopolova
St. Petersburg Mint ()
The edge: 360 corrugations

The barque was built in Germany as a training sailing ship in 1926 and was first named Padua. In 1946 the ship came into operation in the Soviet Fleet under the name Krusenstern. In 1952 it was renamed Floating Base 14. In 1957-1964 it was twice modernized and in 1961 it received its former name Krusenstern. In 1961-1963 Krusenstern participated in three long-distance sailings: to the Northern Atlantic and to the Bermudas, to Halifax, Canada, and to the Northern Tropic in the Atlantic. In 1996 Krusenstern accomplished a 10-month circumnavigation dedicated to the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet.

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