Brown Bear

Brown Bear

Brown Bear

Series: Protect our world

Catalogue Number: 5115-0016

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Date of issue: 22.12.1997
Denomination: 25 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 155.50
Diameter, mm: 60,00 (±0,50)
Thickness, mm: 6,80 (±0,50)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: the two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «25 РУБЛЕЙ 1997 г.» (25 RUBLES 1997), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the fine metal content and the mint trademark.

The reverse: the picture of a brown bear standing near a fallen tree and a bear-cub sitting on a fir-tree, in the background – a log-hut, fir-trees and the sun. The inscription along the rim: «СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР» (PROTECT OUR WORLD).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptors: A.V. Baklanov, A.S. Kunats
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 252 corrugations

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) inhabits Caucasia, Kamchatka, Siberia, and Primorski Krai in the Far East. The bear reaches 2.5 meters in length and 300 kg and more in weight. It is an omnivorous animal. The number of brown bears is reducing. It is under protection.

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