Russian Knight

Russian Knight

Russian Knight

Series: The History of Russian Aviation

Catalogue Number: 5109-0094

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Date of issue: 01.04.2010
Denomination: 1 ruble
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 25,00 (0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,20 (0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: in the centre - the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it - the semicircular inscription " " (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim - on top: " " (ONE RUBLE), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2010 ." (2010), to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: on the colored field of the disc - a biplane, under it - inscription in two lines: " " (RUSSIAN KNIGHT), on top - inscription along the rim: " " (THE HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN AVIATION).

The artists: .. Brynsa, L.A. Evdokimova.
The sculptor: I.S. Komshilov.
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint ().
The edge: 200 corrugations.

"Russian Knight" is the first in the world four-engine aircraft, built in Russia in 1912-1913. Its first flight was accomplished in May 1913. On August 2, 1913 with this plane there was established the world record of a flight duration - 1 hour and 54 minutes.