Sand Mole-Rat

Sand Mole-Rat

Sand Mole-Rat

Series: Red Data Book

Catalogue Number: 5109-0011

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Date of issue: 21.05.1996
Denomination: 1 ruble
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 33,0 (± 0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40 (±0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: the two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1996 г.» (ONE RUBLE 1996), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content.

The reverse: the picture of a sand mole-rat. The inscription along the rim at the bottom: «ПЕСЧАННЫЙ СЛЕПЫШ» (SAND MOLE-RAT).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptors: L.S. Kamshilov, D.Y. Perepelkin
St. Petersburg Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: 252 corrugations

The sand mole-rat is a very rare rodent endemic to the northern Black Sea region-the sands on the left bank of the lower reaches of Dnieper in the Kherson Region. It is a protected species.

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