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Series: Geographical Series: The 1st Kamchatka Expedition

Catalogue Number: 5115-0032

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Date of issue: 30.05.2003
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
Description

The obverse: in the centre - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower - the semicircular inscription - " " (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top - " " (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), at the bottom - the year of issue "2003", 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: a sailing ship against the background of a map, to the left and to the right from it - the dates on a ribbon "1725" "1730", to the left at the top - outlines of Kamchatka and Chukchee peninsulas and the route of the 1st Kamchatka Expedition. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top - "1 " (THE 1st KAMCHATKA EXPEDITION), at the bottom - " . " (BOAT ST. GABRIEL).

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

The participants of the 1st Kamchatka Expedition (1725 - 1730) headed by navigator Vitus Bering sailed by "Saint Gabriel" sailing boat along the Kamchatka and Chukotka shores and reached the Arctic Sea via a strait dividing Asia and America, which was named later on after Bering. Vast geographical studies and for those days extremely precise cartographic works as well as investigations of life and manners of aborigines had been carried out during this expedition.

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