The Savings-Affairs in Russia

The Savings-Affairs in Russia

The Savings-Affairs in Russia

Catalogue Number: 5111-0095

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Date of issue: 24.10.2001
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39,00 (0,30)
Thickness, mm: 3,30 (0,35)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the center 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 ߻ (THREE RUBLES), at the bottom the year of issue 2001, 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: to the left the letters (the Russian abbreviation for the State Labour Savings-Bank) intertwined by a ribbon, and the dam Dnieproges (the hydro-electric power station on the Dniepr River), to the right a savings-book, in the background a tractor on the plough-land, above it the rising sun, the inscription along the rim: Ȼ (THE SAVINGS-AFFAIRS IN RUSSIA).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptor: V.I. Markov.
Moscow Mint (M).
The edge: 300 corrugations.

The Decree of the Emperor Nikolai I from October 30, 1841 marked the beginning of founding the first savings-banks in Russia. The savings-affairs, being one of the oldest trends in the activities of credit institutes of Russia, make it possible for citizens of the country to organize their monetary savings and to form the long-term resources for crediting the real sector of the Russian economy.

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