The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

Series: Russia in the UNESCO World Culture and Nature Heritage

Catalogue Number: 5111-0153

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Date of issue: 01.08.2006
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, lower – the semicircular inscription – «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top – «ТРИ РУБЛЯ» (THREE RUBLES), at the bottom – the year of issue «2006», 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: in the centre, against the background of Moscow’s outlines – Red Square, to the left – the Mausoleum and a part of Kremlin wall with towers, in the background to the right – the State History Museum. The inscription on the matted field at the top along the rim – «МОСКОВСКИЙ КРЕМЛЬ И КРАСНАЯ ПЛОЩАДЬ» (THE MOSCOW KREMLIN AND RED SQUARE), at the bottom – stylized image of the fortress wall, towers and church cupolas.

The artist: A.D. Schablykin.
The sculptor: A.S. Khazov.
Moscow Mint (MМД).
The edge: 300 corrugations.

Red Square, first mentioned in the XVth century as merchant place, is the central place of Moscow. In the XVIth century the Intercession Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed) was erected on Red Square. In the XIXth century the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky was opened here and the State History Museum and Commercial Arcades, known today as GUM (State Department Store), were built. In the XXth century the Lenin Mausoleum was constructed on Red Square as well.

Ваша оценка Московский Кремль и Красная площадь (монета с естественной патиной).