The 140th Anniversary of the Foundation of the State Bank of Russia

The 140th Anniversary of the Foundation of the State Bank of Russia

The 140th Anniversary of the Foundation of the State Bank of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5115-0022

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Date of issue: 09.06.2000
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 - " " (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top - " " (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), at the bottom - the date "2000", the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the alloy standard, to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: a scroll bearing the inscription in eight lines " 31 1860 " (THE HIGHEST INSCRIBED UKASE TO THE GOVERNMENT SENATE MAY 31, 1860 CONCERNING THE STATUTE OF THE STATE BANK) to the right - a portrait of Alexander II, lower - the facsimile-signature of the Emperor, a quill-pen, a wax-seal with the picture of the two-headed eagle, to the left - the building of the State Bank in Saint-Petersburg. The inscription along the rim: " " (FOR BRINGING LIFE TO TRADE OPERATIONS AND STRENGTHENING THE MONETARY CREDIT SYSTEM).

The artist: A.V.Baklanov
The sculptor: I.S.Komshilov
Moscw Mint ()
The edge: 252 corrugations

The creation of the State Bank of the Russian Empire stipulated by needs for the economic development of the country was the component part of the reorganization of the bank system of Russia. The history of the State Bank of Russia began on May 31 [June 12, New Style] 1860 when its Statute had been confirmed by the edict (ukase) of the Emperor Alexander II. According to the Statute the State Bank was created "for bringing life to trade operations and strengthening the monetary credit system". The legal successors of the State Bank of the Russian Empire, as an emission institute, were in the following the State Bank of the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federate Socialist Republic), the State Bank of the USSR and since 1992 - the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

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