Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

Series: The Window into Europe

Catalogue Number: 5117-0024

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Date of issue: 31.01.2003
Denomination: 100 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 1000.00
Diameter, mm: 100,00 (±0,80)
Thickness, mm: 15,0 (±0,60)
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 - "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top - "СТО РУБЛЕЙ" (ONE HUNDRED 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: the view of the Peter and Paul Fortress framed by a stylized window-arch, higher - two angels holding the coat of arms of Saint Petersburg, in the foreground - seven figures of men on an embankment, to the right - a sailing ship, in the background - two sailing ships. The inscription on a ribbon at the top along the rim - "САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГ" (SAINT PETERSBURG).

The artist: A.V.Baklanov.
The sculptor: V.I. Markov.
Moscow Mint (ММД).
The edge: 360 corrugations.

The city of Saint Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Peter I the Great on the Hare's Island of the Neva River. It was the capital of the Russian Empire in 1712 - 1728 and in 1732 - 1918.

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