The Amur Forest Cat

The Amur Forest Cat

The Amur Forest Cat

Series: Red Data Book

Catalogue Number: 5109-0067

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Date of issue: 27.10.2004
Denomination: 1 ruble
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 33,00(0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40 (0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: in 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 ܻ (ONE RUBLE), 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: the relief picture of a forest cat lying on a tree twig. The inscription along the rim: һ (THE AMUR FOREST CAT).

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

The Amur forest cat (Felis euptilura) inhabits the forest zone of the Primorsky area, the southern districts of Khabarovsk area and Amur region and is protected by the State.