The European Beaver

The European Beaver

The European Beaver

Series: Protect our world

Catalogue Number: 5111-0171

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Date of issue: 01.07.2008
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39,00 (±0,30)
Thickness, mm: 3,30 (±0,35)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
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: "ТРИ РУБЛЯ" (THREE 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: on the water surface - the head of a swimming beaver, inscriptions along the rim, on top: "СОХРАНИМ" (PROTECT), below: "НАШ МИР" (OUR WORLD).

The artist: S.V. Sutyagin
The sculptor: L.A. Evdokimova
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 300 corrugations.

The European Beaver is the biggest rodent of Europe. The corpse of a mature male individual can reach one meter in length (without tale) and 30 Kilos in weight. The colonies of the European Beaver inhabit forest rivers. Because of valuable fur it is the object of hunting.

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