The 250th Anniversary of the Birth of F.F. Ushakov

The 250th Anniversary of the Birth of F.F. Ushakov

The 250th Anniversary of the Birth of F.F. Ushakov

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0004

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Date of issue: 26.07.1994
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
Description

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 the Russian admiral F.F. Ushakov in military uniform with a spyglass in his hand, to the left - the Andreyevsky flag, to the right - two sailing-ships, below - two dates in two lines "1745" and "1817". The inscription along the rim to the left: "ФЁДОР УШАКОВ" (FEODOR USHAKOV)

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: A.A. Dolgoplova
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 195 corrugations

Admiral Feodor Feodorovich Ushakov (1744-October 14 (2), 1817) - a Russian naval commander, one of the founders of the Black Sea Fleet and since 1790 its commander. A proponent of progressive naval theories, he invented and used a manoeuvring tactic, winning several important battles against the Turkish fleet in the Kerch strait. He led a successful Russian naval expedition during the war against France in the Mediterranean (1798-1800).

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