The Lion on the Embankment

The Lion on the Embankment

The Lion on the Embankment

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Date of issue: 31.01.2003
Denomination: 1 ruble
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 25,00 (±0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,20 (±0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the centre - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower - the semicircular inscription - "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top - "ОДИН РУБЛЬ" (ONE RUBLE), at the bottom - the year of issue "2003", 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 picture of a lion placed on a stone ball with his pad. The inscription at the top along the rim - "САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГ" (SAINT PETERSBURG).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptor: A.D Schablykin.
St. Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 200 corrugations.

The statues of lions, created after the design of the engineer Gottmann, have been installed in 1824 on the granite slope towards the Neva River on the Admiralty Embankment in Saint Petersburg.

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