The 150th Anniversary of the first Russian Post Stamp

The 150th Anniversary of the first Russian Post Stamp

Catalogue Number: 5611-0003

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Date of issue: 09.01.2008
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver gold, 925/1000 999/1000
Total weight, G: 31.1/1.55
Diameter, mm: 39,00 (±0,30)
Thickness, mm: 3,30 (±0,35)
Mintage, pcs: 8000
Proof: proof

The obverse: in the centre - the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it - the semicircular inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ РУБЛЕЙ" (FIFTY RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2008 г." (2008), to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: in the centre - the matted image of the corner part of a post envelope with three post stamps on it in two lines, one of them, below to the right is made in form of golden inset with two inscriptions above: to the left - "Au 99,9", to the right - "1,55". Two others stamps are drown in half-tint, on one of them, to the left - inscription in half-tint in two lines "Овручъапрдня 1858" (Delivered on day of April 1858); above - inscription in four lines "150-ЛЕТИЕ ПЕРВОЙ РОССИЙСКОЙ ПОЧТОВОЙ МАРКИ" (150-th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST RUSSIAN POST STAMP), below - a penholder with the steel pen.

The artist: S.A. Kozlov.
The sculptor:
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 300 corrugations.

The first Russian post stamp with denomination 10 Kopeck was issued on the 1st of January 1858 with mintage figure 3 million pcs. It bore the coat of arms of Russia (double headed eagle) and the emblem of the Russian Post (two crossed horns).

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