Flamingo

Flamingo

Flamingo

Series: Red Data Book

Catalogue Number: 5109-0027

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Date of issue: 28.11.1997
Denomination: 1 ruble
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 33,00 (±0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40 (±0,20)
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 — «ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1997 г.» (ONE RUBLE 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 flamingo. The inscription at the bottom along the rim: «ФЛАМИНГО» (THE FLAMINGO).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: I.S. Komshilov
St. Petersburg Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: 252 corrugations

The flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) nestles on the north-eastern coast of the Caspian Sea and in the south of Turgai plateau. Despite a relatively large number of flamingoes, it tends to reduce.

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