The 2nd Kamchatka Expedition, 1733-1743

The 2nd Kamchatka Expedition, 1733-1743

The 2nd Kamchatka Expedition, 1733-1743

Series: Geographical series: The 2nd Kamchatka Expedition

Catalogue Number: 5115-0036

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Date of issue: 29.10.2004
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: n the centre the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower the semicircular inscription Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top ɻ (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), at the bottom the year of issue 2004, 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: a sailing ship against the background of a map, to the left and to the right from it the dates on a ribbon 1733 1743, to the left at the top outlines of Kamchatka and Chukchee peninsulas, to the right the north-western coast of the North America, lower a sailing ship. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top 2 ߻ (THE 2nd KAMCHATKA EXPEDITION), at the bottom to the left .Ϩл (PACKET-BOAT ST. PETER), to the right .˻ (PACKET-BOAT ST. PAUL).

The artiat: A.V. Baklanov.
The Sculptor: E.I. Novikova.
St. Petersburg Mint ().
The edge: 252 corrugations.

The participants of the 2nd Kamchatka Expedition (1733 1743) sailed by Saint Peter and Saint Paul sailing boats under command of navigators Vitus Bering and A.I. Chirikov reached the shores of the North America, discovered several islands of the Aleutian chine and Commander Islands as well.