Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Series: Protect our world

Catalogue Number: 5115-0024

Sell price:25 000 rub. Buy price: Call us!
Date of issue: 07.12.2000
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

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 - "ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), at the bottom - the date "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: an alerted snow leopard, lower in a valley - three mountain rams, in the background - outlines of mountains, a flying bird. The inscription along the rim - "СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР" (PROTECT OUR WORLD).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor:V.M. Nikischenko
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 252 corrugations

The snow leopard (Uncia uncia Schreber) inhabits the Primorsky Territory in the Far East. His body and tail reach 130 cm and 105 cm in length accordingly. The snow leopard is under the threat of disappearance owing to the food reducing and to catching him for zoos (it also breeds in the need). The snow leopard is entered into the Red Data Book of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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