Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Series: Protect our world

Catalogue Number: 5117-0017

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Date of issue: 07.12.2000
Denomination: 100 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 1000.00
Diameter, mm: 100,0 (±0,80)
Thickness, mm: 15,00 (±0,60)
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 - "СТО РУБЛЕЙ" (HUNDRED 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: : two snow leopards among rocks, in the background to the left - a village, trees, rocks, to the right - two mountain goats, in the horizon - outlines of mountains. The inscription along the rim - "СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР" (PROTECT OUR WORLD).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: A.A.Dolgopolova
St. Petersburg Mint (CПМД)
The edge: 360 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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