The 185th Anniversary of the Birth of N.V. Gogol

The 185th Anniversary of the Birth of N.V. Gogol

The 185th Anniversary of the Birth of N.V. Gogol

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0003

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Date of issue: 22.03.1994
Denomination: 2 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 500/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 33,00 (±0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40 (±0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: the two-headed eagle (designed by I.Bilibin), the letters under it indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «ДВА РУБЛЯ 1994 г.» (TWO RUBLES 1994), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: a portrait of Nikolai Gogol, round it from left to the right - the titles of his main books: "The Inspector-General", "Taras Bulba", "The Nose", "The Carriage", "The Greatcoat" and "Dead Souls" and a burning candle. Under the portrait - the writer's facsimile signature, below - two dates in two lines "1809" and "1852".

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: A.V. Baklanov
Leningrad Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: 195 corrugations

Nikolai Vasileyvich Gogol (April 1, 1809-March 4 (February 21), 1852) - a famous Russian writer. He is the author of several stories, such as "Mirgorod", "The Nose" and "Nevsky Prospekt", the comedies "The Inspector-General" and "The Wedding", the novel "Dead Souls" and a collection of religious and philosophical essays, entitled "Selected Places from Correspondence with Friends".