Series: Red Data Book

Catalogue Number: 5109-0044

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Date of issue: 29.09.2000
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

The obverse: in the center - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two-headed eagle designed by I.Bilibin, lower - the semicircular inscription - "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top - "ОДИН РУБЛЬ" (ONE RUBLE), at the bottom - "2000", 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 musk rat. The inscription at the bottom along the rim: "ВЫХУХОЛЬ" (THE MUSK-RAT).

The artist : A.S Kunats
The sculptor: A.S Kunats
St. Petersburg Mint (СПМД)
The edge: 252 corrugations

The musk-rat (Desmana moschata Linnaeus) inhabits the basin of the Volga, Don, Ural rivers, is also acclimatized in the basin of the Oby River and protected by the State. It leads a half-aquatic existence. The population of this species is reducing owing to the breach of its environment inhabitation.

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