Caucasian viper

Caucasian viper

Caucasian viper

Series: Red Data Book

Catalogue Number: 5109-0040

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Date of issue: 17.06.1999
Denomination: 1 ruble
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 33,0 ( 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, lower - the semicircular inscription Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim:at the top ܻ (ONE RUBLE), at the bottom 1999, 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 a viper.The inscription at the top along the rim: (THE CAUCASIAN VIPER).

The artist: A.V.Baklanov
The sculptor: A.A.Dolgopolova
St. Petersburg Mint ()
The edge: 252 corrugations

The Caucasian viper (Vipera kaznakowi Nikolsky) is spread in the western and central parts of the Great Caucasian mountain range.The total number of these reptiles is not more than 10000 individuals.The Caucasian viper is protected by the State.